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Inheritance and Mutations in a Single-Gene Disorder

This activity builds on information presented in the short film Genes as Medicine. Students interpret actual pedigrees to determine the inheritance pattern of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), an inherited form of blindness. They also examine protein sequence data to explore mutations that can cause LCA.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Coloration in Vertebrates

This activity explores images of animals with a mutation that affects coloration, which serve as phenomena for learning about skin color genetics and evolution.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Phenomenal Images
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
CRISPR-Cas 9 Mechanism & Applications

This interactive module explores how CRISPR-Cas9 technology works and the many ways in which scientists are using it in their research.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Activity for Genes as Medicine

This activity explores the content and research presented in the short film Genes as Medicine, which tells the story of how scientists succeeded in developing a gene therapy for a type of congenital blindness.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Film Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Niche Partitioning and DNA Metabarcoding

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

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Anatomy & Physiology
Ecology
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Search for a Mutated Gene

This video describes the case of a patient with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a progressive disease that leads to blindness, and how physician-scientist Dr. Ed Stone approached the search for the causal mutation.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Genes as Medicine

This film describes the scientific principles and the research efforts involved in the development of a gene therapy for a congenital form of blindness, and how a young patient benefited from this medical breakthrough.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Identifying the Key Genes for Regeneration

This video describes how scientists silence different genes in regenerating planaria to study the process of regeneration at the molecular level.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Anatomy & Physiology
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Central Dogma and Genetic Medicine

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

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Tracking Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

This activity challenges students to provide their questions and ideas for experiments they could conduct to investigate the impact of releasing genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild. It accompanies the video Genetically Modified Mosquitoes.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — AP/IB
College
DNA Profiling Activity

This multipart activity 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.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Case Studies
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Ebola: Disease Detectives

This hands-on activity allows students to analyze DNA sequences of Ebola viruses. Students use these sequences to track the virus’s spread during the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Microbiology
Evolution
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College