High School Students Training for Medical Careers in New Lab

High School Students Training for Medical Careers in New Lab

In one King County district, high school students are training in a new laboratory, very similar to what you might see in a hospital or research institution. “They are learning how to make lots of copies of a specific type of DNA,” explained Dr. Noelle Machnicki, during a recent class at Highline Public Schools' Puget Sound Skills Center. Machnicki teaches biomedical research and global health, a new class in the district. “This lab has all of the same equipment that you would see in a research lab at Seattle Children's Hospital or Seattle Children's Research Institute,” said Machnicki, who is also a member of the Science Education Department at Seattle Children’s.

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