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  • Film Guide for Genes as Medicine

    Film Guide for Genes as Medicine

    Film Guides

    The following classroom-ready resources complement the film Genes as Medicine. It tells the story of the successes and challenges that led to the development of the first FDA-approved gene therapy for a genetic disease.

  • Genes as Medicine

    Genes as Medicine

    Short Films

    (17 min 16 sec) Watch the story of how gene therapy restored the sight of a nearly-blind young patient. Told from the perspective of two researchers who spent over 25 years working to develop this breakthrough technology, this short film chronicles their successes and challenges, and illustrates how the method works to treat inherited conditions.

  • DNA Profiling Activity

    DNA Profiling Activity

    Activities

    This multi-part lesson is designed to give students a firm understanding of genetic profiling using short tandem repeats (STRs), which is a process used by forensics labs around the world. 

  • The Teosinte Hypothesis

    The Teosinte Hypothesis

    Activities

    In this lesson, students work through the mathematics and concepts behind George Beadle’s claim that teosinte is the wild ancestor of maize. Also available in Spanish.

  • Film Guide for Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn

    Film Guide for Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn

    Film Guides

    The following classroom-ready resources complement the film Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn, which tells the story of how geneticists and archaeologists have come together to determine how and where corn was domesticated nearly 9,000 years ago. Also available in Spanish.

  • Pedigrees and the Inheritance of Lactose Intolerance

    Pedigrees and the Inheritance of Lactose Intolerance

    Activities

    Students explore the genetic changes associated with lactose tolerance/intolerance and how the trait is inherited in families. Also available in Spanish.

  • Using Genetic Crosses to Analyze a Stickleback Trait

    Using Genetic Crosses to Analyze a Stickleback Trait

    Activities

    A hands-on activity in which students analyze the results of genetic crosses between stickleback fish with different traits.

  • Mendelian Genetics, Probability, Pedigree, and Chi-Square Statistics

    Mendelian Genetics, Probability, Pedigree, and Chi-Square Statistics

    Activities

    A lesson that requires students to work through a series of questions pertaining to the genetics of sickle cell disease and its relationship to malaria. These questions will probe students' understanding of Mendelian genetics, probability, pedigree analysis, and chi-square statistics. Also available in Spanish.

  • The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans

    The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans

    Short Films

    (14 min 3 sec) In some parts of the world, there is an intimate connection between the infectious parasitic disease malaria and the genetic disease sickle cell anemia. Also available in Spanish

  • Classroom Activities: Pedigree Analysis Activity

    Classroom Activities: Pedigree Analysis Activity

    Activities

    To accompany the lecture series Learning from Patients: The Science of Medicine.

  • Test Your Knowledge of Sex Determination

    Test Your Knowledge of Sex Determination

    Click & Learn

    Answer the questions in this online quiz to test your knowledge of what determines the sex of a human, a fruit fly, and a snapping turtle.

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