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- Chromosomes and Genetics (Utah Museum)
Provides basic information about chromosomes, DNA, stem cells, and related topics of interest. Visitors sometimes misspell as chromosones, cromosomes, or cromosones. 10-09
- Genetics Glossary (National Human Genome Research Institute)
Provides definitions of the key terms, such as base pairs. 6-00
- Genetics and Genome Mapping (Nature.com)
"Biology has become an increasingly data-rich subject, and NPG is committed to helping the community mine those data for novel insight. Many of the emerging fields of large-scale, data-rich, biology are designated by the suffix '-omics' added onto previously used terms." Provides news on genetics and genome mapping.
- Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Human Genetics Research (ELSI)
Provides articles and a history of ELSI. 2-01
- Genetics Help With the Study of Fast Evolution of Crabs (National Geographic Society - Krause)
Describes how the rapid evolution of the Jamaican tree crab was studied with the help of genetic material. 1-02
- Genetics Lessons (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Provides lessons related to genetics and ethics related to biotechnology. 1-04
- Biology - Genetics Projects to Promote Scientific Inquiry Skills (Genetic Science Learning Center)
Provides a variety of resource materials to teach about genetics.
- Genetics (Awesome Library)
Provides information on genes.
- Preimplementation Genetic Diagnosis (Genetics and IVF Institute)
Describes the PGD procedure. "Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) offers an alternative to more traditional methods of prenatal genetic testing (chorionic villous sampling or amniocentesis), and allows genetic analysis to be performed on early embryos prior to implantation and pregnancy. This provides couples at risk for certain genetic diseases the opportunity to know that any pregnancy they achieve should be unaffected." 6-02
- Projects in Genetics (School.Discovery.com)
Provides two genetics projects.
Pass It On
"Drawing red and white beans from a jar is an easy way for students to see how chromosome pairs determine whether a person is male or female. The activity also helps them understand that the assortment of chromosomes that pass from parents to offspring is random. For best results, have students work in groups of five."
"In this activity, students design a scientific investigation to test a variable in the growth and reproductive rate of plants. Then they consider how using genetically modified plants (designed to grow rapidly from seed to seedling to plant) would affect their experiment. For maximum impact, select at least one experiment for the class to test." 1-04
- Bio-Fuels From Genetics (MSN.com)
"J. Craig Venter, who gained worldwide fame in 2000 when he mapped the human genetic code, is behind a new start-up called Synthetic Genomics, which plans to create new types of organisms that, ideally, would produce hydrogen, secrete nonpolluting heating oil or be able to break down greenhouse gases." 11-05
- Bio-Fuels From Genetics (VenterInstitute.org)
"According to the U.S. Department of Energy approximately 80 percent of all human-caused carbon dioxide emissions currently come from fossil fuel combustion. The DOE also estimates that world carbon dioxide emissions are projected to rise from 6.1 billion metric tons carbon equivalent in 1999 to 7.9 billion metric tons per year in 2010 and to 9.9 billion metric tons in 2020. This continued consumption of fossil fuels is ample evidence that there is a growing need to eliminate carbon dioxide output into the environment and if possible capture back some of the carbon dioxide associated with global warming. The Biological Energy group is developing and using biological pathways and microbial metabolism to produce new fuels with higher energy output in an environmentally sound fashion. The team uses microbes, microbial genomics, microbial pathways, and plants as potential solutions to carbon sequestration and clean energy production. Current projects include: development of better understanding and reengineering of the photosynthetic pathway to divert the sunís energy into more hydrogen production as well as reengineering cellulase pathways in certain bacterial to produce ethanol." 11-05
- Gene Map of the Human Genome (NCBI)
Provides information on recent research to sequence human genomes.
- Genomes - Types of Genome Maps (US Department of Energy and the Human Genome Project)
Provides information and drawings to illustrate different ways of portraying genetic sequences. 1-04
- Genomes Research - Resources (US Department of Energy and the Human Genome Project)
Provides sources of information from centers conducting research in genetics.
- Problems (Science4kids)
Teaches science and genetics through problem solving. 1-01
- DNA Sequencing (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
Provides steps for DNA sequencing, PCR purification, and more. Select "Bacterial ID Virtual Lab" to view the animations. Requires free Shockwave software. 1-04
- DNA, Genes, and Heredity (DNA Learning Center)
Provides animations to explain the basic concepts. Requires (free) Flash software.
- Genome Mapping by Organism (Nature)
Provides genome research summaries for humans, mice, rats, elegans, tuberculosis, and other organisms that have been mapped. 6-00
- Genome Mapping - Select Research Articles (Macmillan Publishers - Nature)
Provides select research articles on mapping the human genome. 6-00
- Genetic Mastermind
Provides a game that helps teach concepts in genetics. 6-01
- Genes - An Introduction (Athro, Limited)
Provides an introduction to concepts related to genetics. 12-00
- College level - Basic Biology (Farabee)
Includes Introduction to the Nature of Science and Biology, Chemistry 1 (Atoms and Molecules), Chemistry II (Water and Organic Molecules), Cells (Origins and Cellular Organization), Transport in and out of Cells, Cell Division (Binary Fission, Mitosis, Meiosis, and Sexual Reproduction), Laws of Thermodynamics, Reactions and Enzymes, ATP and Biological Energy, Cellular Metabolism and Fermentation, Photosynthesis, Introduction to Genetics, Gene Interactions, DNA and Molecular Genetics, Human Genetics, Protein Synthesis, Control of Gene Expression, Plants and their Structure, Flowering Plant Reproduction (Flower Structure, Fertilization, and Fruits), Plant Hormones and Nutrition, Animal Cells and Tissues, Animal Organ Systems and Homeostasis, the Integumentary System, the Circulatory Sytems, Lymphatic System and Immunity, the Digestive System, the Nervous System, the Endocrine System, the Reproductive System, the Muscular and Skeletal Systems, the Respiratory System, the Excretory System, Development of Evolutionary Theory, The Modern View of Evolution, Biological Diversity (Classification, Viruses, Bacteria, Archaeans, Protists - Stem Eukaryotes, Fungi, Nonvascular Plants and Nonseed Vascular Plants, Seed Plants, and Animals), Human Evolution, Population Ecology, Community and Ecosystem Dynamics, the Biosphere and Mass Extinctions, and Glossary. 12-02
- Cells and Biochemistry (Awesome Library)
Provides information on cells and more. 1-04
- Lewis, Edward B. (BBC History)
Provides a short biography of the Nobel Prize winner for his work in genetics. 5-02
- DNA (Awesome Library)
Provides information on DNA.
- Cells (Franklin Institute)
Provides a lesson plan on the cell. "In your classroom, you and your students can make a model of a cell and some of its parts." 5-02
- Cells - Grades 1 - 6 on Molecules and Cells (San Diego State University)
Provides 6 elementary school level lessons on molecules and cells.
- Cell Growth Patterns (Conway and Stuart)
Provides an interactive method to show a variety of patterns of cell growth. 6-02
- Search GeneBank, Genomes, Proteins, and Structures (National Center for Biotechnology Information)
"Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information - all for the better understanding of molecular processes affecting human health and disease." 2-02
- Medicine and the Genome Projects (CNN - Feig)
Summarizes implications of the human genome project, considered a major milestone for medicine. 2-01
- Genes and Miniaturization - Beyond Biology (US Department of Energy and the Human Genome Project)
Describes how information from genes applies to miniaturization and helping humans.
- Genes Control Aging (EurekAlert.org)
"Two University of Colorado at Boulder researchers working with GenoPlex Inc. in Denver have identified a biological switch that controls lifespan in tiny worms, a finding that could have applications for mammals, including people." Discusses DAF-2 and DAF-16. College Level. 9-02
- A Leaf from Far, Far Away and Very, Very Close (Florida State University - Davidson)
"View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons." 9-02
- DNA Workshop (PBS.org)
"An embryonic cell divides again and again. Where there was one cell there are two, then four, then eight,... Each holds all the genetic information needed to create a human being. How, exactly, do these cells make copies of themselves?" 4-03
- Franklin, Rosalind (PBS.org)
After completing her essential discoveries on DNA, "She turned her attention to viruses, publishing 17 papers in five years. Her group's findings laid the foundation for structural virology." 4-03
- Franklin, Rosalind (AccessExcellence.org - Ardell)
"There is probably no other woman scientist with as much controversy surrounding her life and work as Rosalind Franklin. Franklin was responsible for much of the research and discovery work that led to the understanding of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA." 4-03
- Hodgkin, Dorothy Crowfoot (University of California San Diego)
"Concentrating first on her contributions to science, she is known as a founder of the science of protein crystallography. Hodgkin's contributions to crystallography included solutions of the structures of cholesterol, lactoglobulin, ferritin, tobacco mosaic virus, penicillin, vitamin B-12, and insulin (a solution on which she worked for 34 years), as well as the development of methods for indexing and processing X-ray intensities." 1-04
- 08-10-03 Chimpanzee or New Ape? (CNN News - Walton)
"From a remote region in the heart of Africa to a genetics lab at the Omaha Zoo, scientists are trying to find out if they have a new big ape on their hands."
" 'Discovering any new primate is a huge thing, a new ape would be incredible,' said Ed Louis, conservation geneticist at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska."
"Williams also has a fascinating anecdote from a longtime resident of the region, an 84-year-old Norwegian Baptist missionary known as 'Madame Liev.' "
" 'Years ago, she was driving an old truck and one of these apes walked by in front of her. It was walking bipedally (upright) and was taller than her, and she's six feet tall,' " Williams said. 8-03
- Bioinformatics Definitions and History (Bioinformatics)
" 'The mathematical, statistical and computing methods that aim to solve biological problems using DNA and amino acid sequences and related information.' " 1-04
- Genes - An Introduction (U.S. Department of Energy and The Human Genome Project)
Provides an introduction to genes. 1-04
- Bees - Males Have Half the Chromosomes (NationalGeographic.com)
"Bees, wasps, and ants from the group of insects known as the hymenopteran order and other invertebrates have males with only half the usual complement of chromosomes. These insects and invertebrates comprise 20 percent of all animals." 10-04
- College and Professional Level - Medical Research Articles (PubMed.org)
"PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources." 2-05
- Stem Cells
- -Link Found Between Religion and Genes (ABC News)
"Recent studies with twins show that while environmental factors play a big part in determining a person's degree of faith early in life, later on genetics take over and become a dominant factor as people make the transition into adulthood and either strengthen or reduce the role of religion in their lives." 2-05
- Dinosaur "Flesh" Found in a Surprise Discovery (CBS News)
"In an announcement that conjured up thoughts of the movie 'Jurassic Park,' researchers revealed they had recovered soft tissues that resemble blood vessels and even cells from a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex."
"They don't know if they'll be able to recover DNA ó the blueprint to life that was the key to recreating the giant animals in the fictional film."
- Glowing Mosquitoes to Fight Malaria (BBC News)
"A protein that makes the sex glands and sperm of male mosquitoes glow could help reduce malaria infection rates, UK scientists say."
"They used the protein to tag male mosquito larvae, the genes of which can be manipulated to make them infertile."
"As malaria is spread only by female mosquitoes, the scientists hope sending such sterile males into the wild could help kill off infective populations." 10-05
- Marine Life - Sampling and Discovering Microbes (Sorcerer2Expedition.org)
Provides information on a project designed to find new microbes in the oceans for genetic research.
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