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Video: Student work: Integrated Science


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Christina Chang '12 documented her freshman year in Princeton's Integrated Science Curriculum, which breaks down traditional disciplinary barriers.


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Joshua Shaevitz:
So, who can think of a potential biological application

Joshua Shaevitz:
for the difference, this exact difference,

Joshua Shaevitz:
between saturated and unsaturated lipids?

Joshua Shaevitz:
So that's a sperm whale.

Joshua Shaevitz:
I think he has a size advantage on all of us, put together.

Joshua Shaevitz:
Okay, so this guy has made four tons of oil and put it in his head.

Joshua Shaevitz:
If it melts this oil, right, it comes into a liquid

Joshua Shaevitz:
phase, it kind of expands, it becomes less dense.

Joshua Shaevitz:
Right? So it's going to float.

David Botstein:
Now, instead of doing this toy system, let's suppose I put in a real genome.

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