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  • CRISPR-Cas 9 Mechanism & Applications

    CRISPR-Cas 9 Mechanism & Applications

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    Explore this dynamic interactive to learn the basic principles of how this revolutionary tool works and the many ways in which scientists are using it in their research.

  • Niche Partitioning and DNA Metabarcoding

    Niche Partitioning and DNA Metabarcoding

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    This interactive explores niche partitioning as a mechanism that enables similar species of animals to coexist.

  • BiomeViewer

    BiomeViewer

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    An interactive to explore biomes, climate, biodiversity, and human impacts across the globe.

  • EarthViewer

    EarthViewer

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    Download the accompanying student worksheet under "Downloads." What did Earth look like 250 million years ago? Or 1 billion years ago? Or 4.5 billion years ago? EarthViewer is an interactive tool that allows you to explore the science of Earth's deep history.

  • Central Dogma and Genetic Medicine

    Central Dogma and Genetic Medicine

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    This interactive uses the central dogma as a model for exploring how modern molecular biology technologies can be used to treat genetic diseases.

  • Population Dynamics

    Population Dynamics

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    Explore the exponential and the logistic growth mathematical models that describe how population changes with time.

  • WildCam Darién

    WildCam Darién

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    Researchers in Darién and Soberanía National Parks use remote trail cameras to study jaguars and their prey. You can contribute to this important research through WildCam Darién, an online citizen science platform.

  • Genetic Mutations and Disease Interactive

    Genetic Mutations and Disease Interactive

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    This interactive focuses on the roles of germline and somatic cell mutations in human disease. It supports the 2013 Holiday Lectures on Science, Medicine in the Genomic Era.

  • How Animals Use Sound to Communicate

    How Animals Use Sound to Communicate

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    Using elephants, finches, bats, and moths, as case studies, explore different aspects of how animals use sound to communicate.

  • Exploring Trophic Cascades

    Exploring Trophic Cascades

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    This interactive explores examples of what can happen when there are changes in the population size of one species in an ecosystem. How are species at other trophic levels affected? How does the ecosystem change?

  • Virus Explorer

    Virus Explorer

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    Explore the similarities and differences of a variety of viruses by sorting them based on structure, genomic make-up, host range, transmission mechanism, and vaccine availability.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease: Piecing Together the Evidence

    Alzheimer’s Disease: Piecing Together the Evidence

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    This interactive explores evidence from brain anatomy, tissue histology, and genetic studies to reveal possible targets for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • CSI Wildlife

    CSI Wildlife

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    In this interactive, students use DNA profiling, or fingerprinting, to solve two cases of elephant poaching. In the process they will learn about genetic markers, PCR, gel electrophoresis, allele frequencies, and population genetics.

  • Survey Methods

    Survey Methods

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    In this interactive, students explore the methods scientists use to survey elephants and learn about the current state of the elephant population in Africa.

  • WildCam Lab

    WildCam Lab

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    The WildCam Lab is a part of WildCam Gorongosa, an online citizen science platform where users identify animals in trail camera photos. Using the WildCam Lab, students can investigate ecological questions and test hypotheses by exploring trail camera data using an interactive map. 

  • Mass Extinctions Interactive

    Mass Extinctions Interactive

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    Discover the environmental factors that caused the five big mass extinctions in Earth’s history and which species they impacted.

  • Sampling and Normal Distribution

    Sampling and Normal Distribution

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    Graphically explore how sample distribution and standard error of the mean depends on the sample size.

  • Comparative Anatomy of the Domestic Chicken

    Comparative Anatomy of the Domestic Chicken

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    Trace the evolutionary history of birds by comparing the shapes and structures of certain bones in a chicken to those of some of its extinct and living relatives. Also available in Spanish.

  • iTunes U Course: Gorongosa: Using Citizen Science to Study Ecology

    iTunes U Course: Gorongosa: Using Citizen Science to Study Ecology

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    This iTunes U course teaches concepts in ecology and scientific inquiry through a citizen science project in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.

  • WildCam Gorongosa

    WildCam Gorongosa

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    Researchers in Gorongosa National Park use remote trail cameras to study the park’s wildlife. You can contribute to this important research through WildCam Gorongosa, an online citizen science platform.

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