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Michael Skinner, left, Andy Trill and Nick Ryan try to figure the growth average as Lewis and Clark Middle School seventh-grade students measure the height and count leaves on their plants. As a science experiment, the group planted multiple seeds and marked them and have spent the past few weeks watching them.

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Scientist donates time to teach seventh-graders genetics

With financial help from the National Science Foundation, Patrick Edger is donating his time to teach the theory of Mendelian inheritance, based on Austrian scientist’s Gregor Mendel’s work, to four sections of seventh-graders at Jefferson City's Lewis and Clark Middle School.

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