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Genetics -- Study and teaching

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View Resource Genetic Science Learning Center (GSLC)

The University of Utah's Genetic Science Learning Center offers "excellent genetic science curriculum, training, and resources" through virtual (Internet-based curriculum) and actual (training programs for classroom teachers) programs. Two of the Website's main sections may be of special interest to educators: Basic Genetics (introductory materials) and Thematic Units (curriculum information). The...

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/
View Resource The DNA Learning Center

Provided by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the DNA Learning Center offers a compendium of educational information related to genetics. While we have reviewed components of the DNA Learning Center site in previous reports, users may wish to check out the plethora of online resources in their entirety. Six sections form the heart of the resource page: BioServers (The DNA Learning Center's brand new...

https://www.dnalc.org
View Resource Your Genome

This Web siteby the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute provides information about genome science for various levels of awareness. Although the advanced section is not yet complete, the beginner and intermediate touch on genes, DNA, RNA, and the Human Genome Project. If your curiosity is not satisfied by the Web site, there is a form for submitting questions directly to the Sanger Institute. Two nice...

https://www.yourgenome.org/
View Resource DNA from the Beginning: An Animated Primer on the Basics of DNA, Genes and Hereditary

Maintained by the Cold Spring Harbor Research Laboratory and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, this animated DNA primer (last mentioned in the February 19, 1999 Scout Report) now has three major sections -- Classical Genetics, Molecular Genetics, and Genetic Organization and Control. Each section covers several concepts by description and in animation, along with interviews and biographies of...

http://www.dnaftb.org/
View Resource Actionbioscience.org: Lesson Directory

Actionbioscience.org, "a non-commercial, ad-free, educational web site created and managed by BioScience Productions, Inc. to promote bioscience literacy," offers high school to undergraduate level lesson plans relating to biodiversity, the environment, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, and new bioscience frontiers. This updated Web site (last mentioned in the March 14, 2001 Scout Report)...

http://www.actionbioscience.org/
View Resource Howard Hughes Medical Institute Holiday Lectures on Science

This site features a variety of holiday lectures on various science topics. Educators interested in using these free Web casts in the classroom must fill out an electronic registration form. These lectures are primarily intended for "high school students in honors and Advanced Placement biology classes," although "other high school students and undergraduates can certainly benefit from the content...

https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/holiday-lectures
View Resource Biotechnology Risk Assessment Data: Facts and Conclusions

This Web site from the University of Florida and the US Department of Agriculture is "designed to help provide answers to these questions and necessary background information to understand the process of gene engineering and the available data relating to the safety of GMOs and the risk assessment questions asked." In the Just for Teachers section, users will find detailed fact sheets on a range...

http://www.riskassess.org/
View Resource Twins

This collection of Web sites about twins and twin biology starts with a short feature from The Straight Dope (1), which explains the phenomenon of superfecundation. Next is a more extensive piece from Scientific American (2), offering an interesting look at the role genetics may play in the chance of having fraternal twins. The following Web site contains a brief MSNBC story on the recent findings...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2003/0725
View Resource DNA Interactive

Fifty years ago, one of the most important landmarks in the history of science was reached when James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double-helical structure of DNA. Developed by the Dolan DNA Learning Center at the legendary Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, this Web site provides a host of interactive exhibits and background material about DNA, the human genome project, and the various...

http://www.dnai.org/
View Resource BBC: Gene Stories

This site comes from the BBC's "Gene Stories...The Basics of Being," a Web feature that explores in great depth the field of genetics and how it relates to our everyday lives. In Genes and History, visitors can "find out how science can help solve historical riddles that have long perplexed historians, and how history can offer cautionary tales about the promise of science." The site also includes...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/23493076
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