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View Resource A Revolution In Progress: Human Genetics and Medical Research

This online exhibit under Office of NIH History asks three major questions: (1) How do genes cause disease? (2) Can gene therapy work? (3) How do we manipulate genes and should we? It introduces topics such as genetic basics, diagnosing and treating genetic diseases, gene therapy, the human genome project, and Ethics issues. Abundant images and glossary links used in this exhibit might be...
View Resource Beyond Discovery: The Path from Research to Human Benefit

Beyond Discovery?: The Path from Research to Human Benefit is a series of articles that trace the origins of important recent technological and medical advances. Each story reveals the crucial role played by basic science, the applications of which could not have been anticipated at the time the original research was conducted (description from the website). Keywords in the articles a...
View Resource Biotechnology Active Learning Teachable Tidbit

In this activity, students are exposed to some of the most significant biomolecules currently exploited by technology and identify their natural origins. They also explain the significance of the roles these biomolecules play in nature, as well as for humans. Specifically, students work to develop a logical process for a real-life application of biotechnology (insulin production) using knowledge...

View Resource CaseIt: a Lab Simulation Software on DNA or protein sequence

Case It v5.03 is a computer simulation that will perform common laboratory procedures on any DNA or protein sequence, including PCR, ELISA, DNA gel electrophoresis, western blot, Southern blot and so on. By using the computer simulation together with designed cases (such as infectious diseases, inherited diseases or crime scenes), students will have the opportunities to propose questions,...
View Resource Cracking the Code: The Continued Saga of Genetics

Video explanation of DNA and genetics.
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