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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. 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 DNA to Protein. HHMI's BioInteractive.

Early humans

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 Basic Probability and Chi-Squared Tests (Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities) Fruit Flies! Genes and Behavior. 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.

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: 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 Background Information.

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. [READ: Do You Love Your Dog More Than Humans?] The couple sent his DNA samples to Sooam Biotech Research Foundation in South Korea, which offers a commercial dog-cloning service for about $100,000 per procedure, according to the Guardian. Sooam Biotech, the only laboratory of its kind in the world, has successfully cloned hundreds of dogs, though Dylan's is reportedly the oldest sample from which a dog has been cloned successfully. The previous record was DNA taken from a dog who had been dead for five days; Dylan had been deceased for more than two weeks before the laboratory received the sample, CBS News reports.Cloning is a contentious issue that has brought some of its most prominent practitioners under fire.

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. Honors Genetics. Use of our material: We have worked very hard on Powerpoints/games/worksheets, etc to make this a resource for our students.

Honors Genetics

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.

Practice Exams for 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. Exam #1. 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 The expression "hands-on, minds-on" summarizes the philosophy we have incorporated in these activities - namely, that students will learn best if they are actively engaged and if their activities are closely linked to understanding important biological concepts.

Many of our activities are explicitly aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, as indicated by (NGSS) in the descriptions below and the links to the right. Additional information is provided in Summary Tables and in the Teacher Preparation Notes for these activities. 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. They do an interactive Web activity to learn about the process of DNA fingerprinting.

In teams, they interpret different DNA fingerprints, then do a jigsaw activity to explore other uses of DNA forensics. Finally, they listen to a radio program about using DNA as evidence and discuss the limitations of and problems with DNA testing. Use these resources to create a simple assessment or video-based assignment with the Lesson Builder tool on PBS LearningMedia.

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. What are stem cells? - Craig A. Kohn. 10 talks on the future of stem cell medicine.

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. Overview of Genetics. Index. 2809_genome_03.pdf. Cracking the Code of Life. Human Genetics Information Center: Supplements. Chapt01 Lecture. Blog - Ricki Lewis.