ESP Biography

YIFEI MEN, Junior studying computational biology

Major: CS

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Past Classes

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B3629: How scientists tell stories -- a case study in genetics in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
You may have heard of the term "the selfish gene." (If you haven't don't worry, we'll go through where it came from and what it means.) But are genes really all self-centered things that fail at sharing, or is the whole 'selfish gene' just a story that scientists made up? In this session we will first talk about some basics of genetics and understand why genes appear to be selfish; we will then discuss alternative personalities of genes (hint: some genes are nicer than others!). At the end of the class, you'll have a chance to tell your own scientific story by creating your own characters and plots.