K. Estelle Dodson

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The fly Drosophila melanogaster is one of the most intensively studied organisms in biology and serves as a model system for the investigation of many developmental and cellular processes common to higher eukaryotes, including humans. We have determined the nucleotide sequence of nearly all of the approximately 120-megabase euchromatic portion of the(More)
A 2.91-billion base pair (bp) consensus sequence of the euchromatic portion of the human genome was generated by the whole-genome shotgun sequencing method. The 14.8-billion bp DNA sequence was generated over 9 months from 27,271,853 high-quality sequence reads (5.11-fold coverage of the genome) from both ends of plasmid clones made from the DNA of five(More)
L. A. SHEPARD’S EDITORIAL “NEXT-GENERATION assessments” (12 November 2010, p. 890) provides a series of interesting refl ections on how to improve and assess U.S. standards in mathematics and science. Her analysis points to a performance assessment that measures items such as ability to analyze data, to communicate both orally and in writing, and to conduct(More)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Astrobiology Institute (NAI) conducted two "Workshops Without Walls" during 2010 that enabled global scientific exchange--with no travel required. The second of these was on the topic "Molecular Paleontology and Resurrection: Rewinding the Tape of Life." Scientists from diverse disciplines and(More)
We describe a set of ten collaborative systems projects developed at NASA Ames Research Center over the past ten years. Our goal is to design new information technologies and collaboration tools that facilitate the process by which NASA engineers, scientists, and mission personnel collaborate in their unique work settings. We employ information management,(More)
[1] New structural, paleomagnetic, and apatite (U‐Th)/ He results from the continental margin inboard of the Queen Charlotte fault (∼54°N) delineate patterns of brittle faulting linked to transform development since ∼50 Ma. In the core of the orogen, ∼250 km from the transform, north striking, dip‐slip brittle faults and vertical axis rotation of large(More)
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