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  • Lactose Intolerance: Fact or Fiction

    Lactose Intolerance: Fact or Fiction

    Lessons

    In this activity, students evaluate and discuss statements about the evolutionary relationship between milk consumption and lactose tolerance discussed in the short film Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture.

  • Blood Glucose Data Analysis

    Blood Glucose Data Analysis

    Lessons

    This activity extends concepts covered in the film Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture. Students infer whether someone is likely to be lactase persistent or nonpersistent based on the data from two different tests.

  • Treating HIV Infection with a Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor

    Treating HIV Infection with a Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor

    Animations

    (1 min 46 sec) This animation shows how a medication called AZT, which is a reverse transcriptase inhibitor, can be used to treat HIV/AIDS.