TABLE 1

Original 24 GENA objectives, plus 5 new objectives

Objective 1Examine selected Native American cultural/political issues (10 min)
Objective 2Review basic principles of cell biology and genetics; e.g., cell structure, location of DNA and RNA, protein
   expression, transcription, and translation (45 min)
Objective 3Examine examples of ethical, legal, and social implications that humanity faces in genomic research (50 min)
Objective 4Examine special concerns of indigenous people (40 min)
Objective 5Identify the types of genetics research that are of interest/priority to Native communities (45 min)
Objective 6Identify current scientific, cultural, ethical, social, and legal resources to clarify the patenting process (45 min)
Objective 7Review genetics concepts (45 min)
Objective 8Understand classical patterns of inheritance and cultural traditions related to these patterns (60 min)
Objective 9Describe genetic testing (30 min)
Objective 10Examine selected Native American cultural and ethical issues related to genetic testing (60 min)
Objective 11Identify common misconceptions related to genetic testing (30 min)
Objective 12Analyze the benefits and risks of genetic testing (30 min)
Objective 13Determine factors that should be considered when deciding whether or not to take part in genetic testing
   (10 min)
Objective 14Examine current genetics-research-related issues and discoveries and their potential impact for Native
   communities (60 min)
Objective 15Understand the NIH Human Genome Project (50 min)
Objective 16Describe benefits and drawbacks to pharmacogenetics (60 min)
Objective 17Examine current botanical genomic research (30 min)
Objective 18Examine Native American cultural issues that are related to contemporary genetics research (30 min)
Objective 19Analyze the tribal research approval process relevant to genetics research (60 min)
Objective 20Describe guidelines and ways that future genetics research could be conducted to be culturally respectful and
   allow for informed decision making by Indian communities (30 min)
Objective 21Recognize the roles of the health care team involved with cancer genetic counseling (20 min)
Objective 22Describe culturally acceptable methods of collecting a family history (45 min)
Objective 23Examine selected ethical, legal, and cultural issues of genetic counseling (30 min)
Objective 24Describe how other Native and Latino/Chicano/Hispanic scientists have addressed challenges in their
   (1) education, (2) careers, and (3) family life (video)
Objective 25aIdentify advantages and limitations of selected models for human diseases (60 min)
Objective 26aDescribe parts of a cell (45 min)
Objective 27aDescribe components of the NHGRI HapMap Project (120 min)
Objective 28aDescribe potential benefits and drawbacks regarding participation of tribal nations in the HapMap Project
   (40 min)
Objective 29aDistinguish between facts and myths of genetics issues of concern to Natives (60 min)
  • a New objectives.