Lessons in Tolerance and DNA Extraction
Prof. Karen B. Avraham commended the students for dedicating their time to this project
A hugely successful pilot project was concluded in Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine, in which nine curious high school students on the autism spectrum from the Ahad Ha'Am School in Petah Tikva (a city in the Central District of Israel) were integrated in the University's medicine labs for one semester.
In the labs, the highschoolers experienced research and teamwork under the guidance of TAU medical students and doctoral students. Together, they programmed codes for research analyses, grew bacteria, extracted DNA, and other fascinating activities.
Addressing the participants from her Faculty at last week's concluding ceremony for the project, Prof. Karen B. Avraham commended the students for dedicating their time to this project and added: "I believe that these two hours a week have nurtured something inside you as well, and that the project opens our hearts. I have no doubt that we will continue this wonderful project."
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