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Gene Gateway: Exploring Genes and Genetic Disorders
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This collection of guides and tutorials is intended to help users take ...

This collection of guides and tutorials is intended to help users take advantage of of online data sources from the Human Genome Project for learning about genetic disorders, genes, and proteins. Resources include the Gene Gateway Workbook, a downloadable tutorial consisting of activities with screenshots and instructions, that helps new users locate and use genetic-disorder and bioinformatics resources on the web. There are also resources for learning about genes and the proteins they encode; tips, tutorials, and terminology for using selected resources in the Genome Database Guide; a guide to nontechnical resources on genetic disorder descriptions and treatments; a human genome landmarks poster; and others.

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Life Science
Genetics
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Data
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Instructional Material
Reference
Provider:
NSDL Staff
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Health Sciences Gateways and Resources
Genomics and Its Impact on Science and Society: The Human Genome Project and Beyond (2008)
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This site gives a detailed overview of the science of genetics, including ...

This site gives a detailed overview of the science of genetics, including the Human Genome Project. An introduction helps visitors understand genomes, DNA, genes, chromosomes, and more. Other resources include online audio and video files about genetics and the Human Genome Project, images of genomes, current research news, a glossary, frequently asked questions, and a student page.

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Genetics
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
U.S. Department of Energy
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The Science Scoop: The Human Genome Project
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This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect ...

This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about the human genome project by clicking through an online slide show, hosted by kids, that answers these questions: What's a genome, anyway?What is the human genome project? What does it mean to me?

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Biology
Genetics
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Readings
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American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
Language & Life Sciences: Mapping the Human Genome
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Rather than focus on the scientific details of this discovery, this chapter ...

Rather than focus on the scientific details of this discovery, this chapter gives an overview of the important concepts related to DNA's initial discovery and later research conducted in this field. Teachers can use the lesson plans and materials to help students understand these fundamental concepts and gain a command of the vocabulary necessary to discuss them. Given the amazing advances in biological research and the new knowledge that has become available to human beings about their own biological makeup, it is important for students to know basic concepts related to DNA research and the human genome project. This following lesson provides a basic introduction to this topic in an interactive fashion.

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Language Education (ESL)
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
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U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Author:
Donna M. Brinton, Christine Holten, Jodi L. Nooyen
The Science Scoop: The Human Genome Project
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This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect ...

This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about the human genome project by clicking through an online slide show, hosted by kids, that answers these questions: What's a genome, anyway? What is the human genome project? What does it mean to me?

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Life Science
Genetics
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Reference
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American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
Bioinformatics
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This exercise contains two interrelated modules that introduce students to modern biological ...

This exercise contains two interrelated modules that introduce students to modern biological techniques in the area of Bioinformatics, which is the application of computer technology to the management of biological information. The need for Bioinformatics has arisen from the recent explosion of publicly available genomic information, such as that resulting from the Human Genome Project.

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Biology
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Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Teaching With Data
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By Monica Bruckner, Montana State University; Based on the Bioinformatics Exercise by Seth Bordenstein.
Monica Bruckner
High School Human Genome Project
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The High School Human Genome Program allows high school students to sequence ...

The High School Human Genome Program allows high school students to sequence DNA in their classrooms and to contribute their data to the Human Genome Project. The program was developed jointly by scientists from the University of Washington's Department of Molecular Biotechnology and high school teachers from the Puget Sound region. The goals of the program are to promote a better understanding of DNA research among students by enabling them, under the guidance of their teachers, to sequence portions of the human genome; to stimulate students interest in the ethical, legal and social implications of genome research; and to interest students in careers in science.

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Genetics is the branch of biology that studies the means by which ...

Genetics is the branch of biology that studies the means by which traits are passed on from one generation to the next and the causes of similarities and differences between related individuals. In this course, the student will take a close look at chromosomes, DNA, and genes. The student will learn how hereditary information is transferred, how it can change, how it can lead to human disease and be tested to indicate disease, and much more. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: give a brief synopsis of the history of genetics by explaining the fundamental genetic concepts covered in this course as they were discovered through time; identify the links between Mendel's discoveries (often represented by Punnett squares) with mitosis and meiosis, dominance, penetrance, and linkage; recognize the role of simple probability in genetic inheritance; apply advanced genetic concepts, including genetic mapping and transposons, to practical applications, including pedigree analysis and corn kernel color; identify the cause behind several genetic diseases currently prevalent in society (such as color blindness and hemophilia) and recognize the importance of genetic illness throughout history; compare and contrast advanced concepts of chromosomal, bacterial, human, and population genetics; recognize the similarities and differences between nuclear, chloroplast, and mitochondrial DNA; describe the fundamentals of population genetics, calculate gene frequencies in a give scenario, predict future gene frequencies over future generations, and define the role of evolution in gene frequency shift over time; recall, analyze, synthesize, and build on the foundational material to then learn the cutting-edge technological advances in genetics, including genomics, population and evolutionary genetics, and QTL mapping. (Biology 305)

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Biology
Genetics
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Full Course
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The Saylor Foundation
National Human Genome Research Institute
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The National Human Genome Research Institute began as the National Center for ...

The National Human Genome Research Institute began as the National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR), which was established in 1989 to carry out the role of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the International Human Genome Project (HGP). The HGP was developed in collaboration with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and begun in 1990 to map the human genome.

Now, with the human genome sequence complete since April 2003, scientists around the world have access to a database that greatly facilitates and accelerates the pace of biomedical research.

Introduction to Bioinformatics (Slides)
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This HIBB presentation provides background information on bases, amino acids, proteins, nucleotides ...

This HIBB presentation provides background information on bases, amino acids, proteins, nucleotides and DNA. The presentation then explains what bioinformatics is, lists some examples, and demonstrates some tools. It demonstrates tools which compare parts of human and chimp genes, and illustrate drug resistance analysis and HIV subtype analysis. It then discusses some ethical and clinical aspects to bioinformatics.

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Global Health Informatics Partnership (GHIP)
OER Africa
Author:
Singh, Yashik
Genetic Origins
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The goal of the Genetic Origins Program is to allow students to ...

The goal of the Genetic Origins Program is to allow students to use their own DNA variations (polymorphisms) as a means to explore our shared genetic heritage and its implications for human health and society. Genetic Origins focuses on two types of DNA variations: an Alu insertion polymorphism on chromosome 16 (PV92) and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the control region of the mitochondrial (mt) chromosome. With two alleles and three genotypes, PV92 is a simple genetic system that illustrates Mendelian inheritance on a molecular level. PV92 data is readily analyzed using population statistics. The mt control region is one of the simplest regions of human DNA to sequence. With a high mutation rate, the mt control region is the "classical" system for studying human and primate evolution. The Genetic Origins site and linked Bioservers site have all the information needed for students to perform the Alu and mt DNA experiments and analyze the results - including online protocols, reagents, animations and videos explaining key concepts, and database tools.

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Genetics
Material Type:
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Simulations
Provider:
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Provider Set:
Dolan DNA Learning Center
Translational Bioinformatics
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'Translational Bioinformatics' is a collection of articles which reads as a "book" ...

'Translational Bioinformatics' is a collection of articles which reads as a "book" to be used as a reference or tutorial for a graduate level introductory course on the science of translational bioinformatics. Translational bioinformatics is an emerging field that addresses the current challenges of integrating increasingly voluminous amounts of molecular and clinical data. Its aim is to provide a better understanding of the molecular basis of disease, which in turn will inform clinical practice and ultimately improve human health. The concept of a translational bioinformatics introductory book was originally conceived in 2009 by Jake Chen and Maricel Kann. Each chapter was crafted by leading experts who provide a solid introduction to the topics covered, complete with training exercises and answers. The rapid evolution of this field is expected to lead to updates and new chapters that will be incorporated into this collection.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Information Science
Material Type:
Data
Primary Source
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Public Library of Science
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Computer & Information Sciences
Introduction to Bioinformatics (Slides with Voiceover)
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This HIBB presentation provides background information on bases, amino acids, proteins, nucleotides ...

This HIBB presentation provides background information on bases, amino acids, proteins, nucleotides and DNA. The presentation then explains what bioinformatics is, lists some examples, and demonstrates some tools. It demonstrates tools which compare parts of human and chimp genes, and illustrate drug resistance analysis and HIV subtype analysis. It then discusses some ethical and clinical aspects to bioinformatics.

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Textbooks
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Global Health Informatics Partnership (GHIP)
OER Africa
Author:
Singh, Yashik
Introduction to Bioinformatics (Video Only)
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This HIBB presentation provides background information on bases, amino acids, proteins, nucleotides ...

This HIBB presentation provides background information on bases, amino acids, proteins, nucleotides and DNA. The presentation then explains what bioinformatics is, lists some examples, and demonstrates some tools. It demonstrates tools which compare parts of human and chimp genes, and illustrate drug resistance analysis and HIV subtype analysis. It then discusses some ethical and clinical aspects to bioinformatics.

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Global Health Informatics Partnership (GHIP)
OER Africa
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Singh, Yashik
Introduction to Bioinformatics Audio Only
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This HIBB presentation provides background information on bases, amino acids, proteins, nucleotides ...

This HIBB presentation provides background information on bases, amino acids, proteins, nucleotides and DNA. The presentation then explains what bioinformatics is, lists some examples, and demonstrates some tools. It demonstrates tools which compare parts of human and chimp genes, and illustrate drug resistance analysis and HIV subtype analysis. It then discusses some ethical and clinical aspects to bioinformatics.

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Textbooks
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Global Health Informatics Partnership (GHIP)
OER Africa
Author:
Singh, Yashik
Evolution Connection: DNA Replication
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This short slide set explains the fidelity of DNA replication in evolutionary ...

This short slide set explains the fidelity of DNA replication in evolutionary terms. Save the slide set to your computer to view the explanation and notes that go along with each slide.

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Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lecture Notes
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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National Center For Science Education
University of California Museum of Paleontology
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Understanding Evolution
Using DNA to Identify People
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it would be ideal if students already have learned that DNA is ...

it would be ideal if students already have learned that DNA is the genetic material, and that DNA is made up of As, Ts, Gs, and Cs. It also would help if students already know that each human has two versions of every piece of DNA in their genome, one from mom and one from dad. The lesson will take about one class period, with roughly 30 minutes of footage and 30 minutes of activities.

Subject:
Criminal Justice
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. Blossoms
Author:
Megan E. Rokop