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The World's a Classroom? Thanks to Technology, It Can Be


March 19, 2009

Robert Goldberg's honors class The UCLA professor called on one of the students in his classroom during a discussion about whether the genes in your chromosomes can be patented. He then called on another student in a classroom some 370 miles away, at the University of California, Davis. Full Story

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