That's not a lot of time or space! Plan out what you want to say and the best and shortest way to say it.
Revised from: http://scottberkun.com/2009/how-to-give-a-great-ignite-talk/
Find information on a human disease of your choice that is caused by abnormal genetics.
Choose a “hot topic” (from the list below).
Do some research on your topic using GOOD sources (journal articles, websites sponsored by medical schools/clinics, popular science magazines) and put together a Datablitz II slide. You need AT LEAST two resources, one of which must be a primary journal article (i.e. – the authors of the article describe research they themselves performed).
Include on Your Slide:
Topic choices (Not a complete list – if you want a topic not on the list, ask Dr. Latham.)
Genome-wide studies (human)
Gene duplication/gene families
Human Genome ProjectmiRNA/siRNA
Genes involved in human development
|Cell signaling & cell-cell communication
Programmed cell death (apoptosis)
Embryonic stem cells
Adult stem cells
Growing organs outside the body
Developmental Effects of Environmental
Reproductive Cloning of Mammalian Embryos