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Mendelian Genetics, Probability, Pedigree, and Chi-Square Statistics.


Is CRISPR Worth the Risk? Recently, HBO’s John Oliver opened a Last Week Tonight segment with a series of video clips about gene editing—some of them news reports promising amazing breakthroughs, others movie scenes depicting genetic engineering gone terribly wrong.

Is CRISPR Worth the Risk?

“It seems gene editing is going to eliminate all disease,” he concluded. “Or kill every last one of us.” For decades, advances in genetic engineering have prompted both breathless predictions of a wondrous future and warnings of apocalypse. Both have gotten louder in the five years since the development of CRISPR, which allows for much more precise editing of genes than previously existing tools. In 2017, for the first time, scientists used CRISPR to repair a genetic mutation—one that could cause a heart defect—in an embryo. In the last few months, more immediate concerns have arisen about CRISPR. DNA - Episode 1 of 5: The Secret of Life - PBS Documentary. Introducing Stem Cells: Presentation and Classroom Activities.

Eukaryopolis - The City of Animal Cells: Biology #4. Amazing Cells. Inside A Cell. Ask A Biologist. Ask A Biologist. What is a cell? - Genetics Home Reference - NIH. Centre of the Cell. Genetic's Site Map. Genetics. Genetics includes the study of heredity, or how traits are passed from parents to offspring.


The topics of genetics vary and are constantly changing as we learn more about the genome and how we are influenced by our genes. Inheritance. Parkway Central Biology - Honors Biology II. Fall Semester 2012 Final Exam (not eligible for corrections) Spring Semester 2013 Final Exam (Multiple Choice Section) Spring Semester 2013 Final Exam (Short Answer/Problems Section)

Parkway Central Biology - Honors Biology II

DNA Learning Center. Material for teachers. The following material is designed for teachers.

Material for teachers

There are two presentations aimed at either A-Level of undergraduate students which introduce epigenetics, its association with disease and the potential for epigenetic therapy which could be used when introducing the topic; for A-Level students there is an associated worksheet that may also be of use. Additionally, there are Word documents which discuss the main issues arising from each case study and the key points to be found in each resource. A-Level material:Epigenetics A-Level presentation: Short presentation aimed at A-Level students which introduces epigenetics. This is associated with a worksheet requiring students to fill in the gaps during the presentation. Cancer, Alzheimer's & Protein Origami. Learn About DNA, genetic diseases, protein folding, family history, Punnett squares, and STEM careers in Sickle Cell DNA.

Transcription (Gene Expression) - GeneEd - Genetics, Education, Discovery. Transcription is the process of making an RNA copy of a gene sequence.

Transcription (Gene Expression) - GeneEd - Genetics, Education, Discovery

This copy, called a messenger RNA (mRNA) molecule, leaves the cell nucleus and enters the cytoplasm, where it directs the synthesis of the protein, which it encodes. Animation. HHMI's BioInteractive.

Early humans

Genes and Behavior. How does antibiotic resistance work? The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance. The science of attraction - Dawn Maslar. When two people join a dating website, they are matched according to shared interests and how they answer a number of personal questions. But how do sites calculate the likelihood of a successful relationship? Christian Rudder, one of the founders of popular dating site OKCupid, details the algorithm behind 'hitting it off.'Do our smells make us sexy? Popular science suggests yes — pheromones send chemical signals about sex and attraction from our armpits.

But, despite what you might have heard, there is no conclusive research confirming that humans have these smell molecules. David Epstein: Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger? McGraw-Hill.

Population Genetics

HHMI Holiday Lectures on Science. The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture. Teacher Resources - GeneEd - Genetics, Education, Discovery. Lesson plans, genetic educational materials, printable activity sheets, and other teaching resources for educators seeking to increase genetic and genomic literacy.

Teacher Resources - GeneEd - Genetics, Education, Discovery

Biostatistics. Fruit Flies! DNA - Episode 5 of 5 - Pandora's Box - PBS Documentary. The Scientific Secret of Strength and Muscle Growth. Talent vs Training. The Science Spot. Reference Cards I have created reference cards for many of the units/activities listed below, which are designed to replace the student worksheets and some lab pages for those units.

The Science Spot

The cards are printed on card stock (back-to-back) and laminated for student use. Students use overhead markers to add notes to the pages as we discuss each lesson and keep them to review for the unit quizzes. (You could also have students record their answers in a lab notebook rather than write on the pages.) At the end of the unit, they clean them off with a wet cloth and turn them in so they are ready for the next class!

Science Music

Untitled. ACT5. Genetic - PDF Files. Printed versions of the NIH curriculum supplements are available to qualified people free of charge.

Genetic - PDF Files

For additional information, please read the "Supplement Distribution Policy. " The following links will open a PDF file in a new browser window. If you would like to save the PDF file to your computer, follow these steps: PC Users In Internet Explorer, right-click on the link and select "Save Target As... " Macintosh Users In Internet Explorer, command-click on the link and select "Download Link to Disk" In Netscape, command-click on the link and select "Save this Link as... " PDF accessibility tools Download Adobe Acrobat Reader. How Genetic Tests Are Saving Lives - CBSN Live Video. Report on the Sudden Death of Pairs Figure Skater Sergei Grinkov.

Fruit Fly Tutorial Index. In this virtual lab we will cross various fruit flies to see what phenotypes are present in the F1 and F2 generation.

Fruit Fly Tutorial Index

Using the data from these crosses, we will make a hypothesis regarding the genotypes of the parental (P) generation and test the hypothesis using a chi square analysis. **Print out a copy of the Data Page **Review how to do a chi square analysis.

Reproductive Genetics

Mitochondrial Eve. Mitochondrial DNA. Meet the world's newest commercially-cloned puppies. Couple Spends $100,000 To Clone Deceased Dog, Gets Two Puppies. British Couple Clones Dead Dog For $100K. On Dec. 26, Laura Jacques, 29, and Richard Remde, 43, of Yorkshire, United Kingdom, welcomed two new puppies - dubbed Chance and Shadow - cloned from the DNA of Dylan, their deceased boxer, the Guardian reports.

British Couple Clones Dead Dog For $100K

Dylan died of a brain tumor in June at the age of 8. Meet the world's newest commercially-cloned puppies. Genetics. Genetics includes the study of heredity, or how traits are passed from parents to offspring. The topics of genetics vary and are constantly changing as we learn more about the genome and how we are influenced by our genes. Inheritance Mendel & Inheritance – powerpoint presentation covering basics of genetics Simple Genetics Practice – using mendelian genetics and punnett squares Genetic Crosses with two traits – basic crosses, uses Punnet squaresGenetic Crosses with two traits II – basic crossses, uses Punnett squaresDihybrid Crosses in Guinea Pigs (pdf) – step through on how to do a 4×4 punnett square.

Honors Genetics. Use of our material: We have worked very hard on Powerpoints/games/worksheets, etc to make this a resource for our students. If you are using our materials, please give us credit for our efforts by listing us as a source with links to our site. High School Life Science Conceptual Understanding: Heredity is the passing of characteristics from one generation to the next via genes. Chromosomes are single long DNA molecules which carry the instructions for forming particular species characteristics.

Mendelian Genetics

Practice Exams for Genetics. These practice exams were put here to help you monitor your progress in genetics. Do not study only these questions as new questions will be written for each test and old questions will be modified. It is important that you understand the question and why the correct answer is correct. Many of these questions have appeared on tests given in previous semesters. Fruit Fly Tutorial Index. Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students. By Drs. Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty, University of Pennsylvania. Labs and Experiments - GeneEd - Genetics, Education, Discovery. Lambiase, Tina / Honors Biology. Videos – VCU Secrets of the Sequence – VCU Life Sciences. DNA Fingerprints. In this lesson, students learn how DNA fingerprinting has been used in criminal investigations.

DNA Fingerprinting

Ichthyosis Support Group. Ichthyosis Support Group. Cells/Cell Division. Jennifer Doudna: We can now edit our DNA. But let's do it wisely. Chromosomes. 3D Animations - DNA Molecule: How DNA is Packaged (Basic) TWmutations. Mutation. Genetic Diseases and Disorders. Stem cell research, regenerative medicine and stem cell ethics. Resources, fact sheets, FAQ. Stem cell research, regenerative medicine and stem cell ethics. Resources, fact sheets, FAQ. What are stem cells? - Craig A. Kohn. Stem cells are a rapidly advancing field of biological research.

Since Dr. James Thomson first cultivated human embryonic stem cells at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in the late 1990s, this field of researched has exploded with potential. The links below provide access to a curriculum developed under the supervision of Dr. Thomson as well as the co-directors and staff of the UW Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center. What are stem cells? - Craig A. Kohn. 10 talks on the future of stem cell medicine. Will the next generation think about diseases like Alzheimer’s and diabetes the way we think about polio and the whooping cough? Susan Solomon, the co-founder of the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), certainly hopes so. In this fascinating talk from TEDGlobal 2012, Solomon delves into the foundation’s work on research with stem cells, which she calls the “black boxes for diseases.”

Gene Expression

Index. Lewis/Human Genetics. Honors Genetics Links. Genetics Lab techniques. DNA To Protein. Bio 137 DNA PKT 2011-2012_NEW. Discovering DNA - Instructions for teachers WEB version. DNA, Hot Pockets, & The Longest Word Ever: CrashCourse Biology #11. DNA Structure and Replication: CrashCourse Biology #10. DNA Structure and Replication: Crash Course Biology #10. Friends Have More DNA in Common Than Strangers. People may unsuspectingly choose friends who have some DNA sequences in common with them, a new analysis finds. Researchers compared gene variations between nearly 2,000 people who were not biologically related, and found that friends had more gene variations in common than strangers. The study lends a possible scientific backing for the well-worn clichés, "We're just like family," or "Friends are the family you choose," the researchers said.

DNews: How to Change Our Own Genes. Essential Biochemistry - DNA Replication. DNA- The ins and outs! Watson and Crick's Paper. 4th Quarter Documents - Horizon Biology. The DNA Double Helix Discovery — HHMI BioInteractive Video. Epigenetics. Genetics. Genetic pedigrees. In these diagrams, people are represented by symbols, usually circles for female and squares for male, and the bottom line represents the children of the couple above.

For simplicity, 4 offspring are shown in these examples. However, in practice the number, proportion and order of birth are likely to vary. Overview of Genetics. Index. 2809_genome_03.pdf.