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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Do you know what you're made of? You would if you were part of the science department at Albany High School.

The students are taking part in a symposium all about Genetics. Not just about what makes up humans, but also genetically modified foods, cloning, designer babies and genetic disorders.

Teacher Amanda Holmes said, "They actually get to see that, hey, what I'm learning in class actually affects my community outside the walls of the classroom. So when they're learning about genetic diseases, they're learning what the symptoms are, they're learning the treatments, so that's taking them into the medical area of genetics. See how different therapies are used to treat these diseases or even cure them."

Students were taught the basic foundations, and then taught each other about genetic technology and disorders.

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