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Sickle Cell: Natural Selection in Humans

This film explores the evolutionary connection between an infectious disease, malaria, and a genetic condition, sickle cell disease.

Genetics
Evolution
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Mapping Migrations: The Bird Genoscape Project

This video follows an international team of researchers as they collect data to map migratory bird populations in the US and Mexico.

Genetics
Ecology
Environmental Science
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Why Can Some Digest Dairy and Others Cannot?

In this activity, students investigate the phenomenon of lactase persistence by making sense of a series of data sets.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Evolution
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

How Do Some Cells Affect Mouse Color?

In this phenomenon-driven activity, students investigate how cells are signaled to make melanin and explain how mutations in melanin pathway proteins affect the coat color of various organisms.

Cell Biology
Genetics
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Analyzing Pedigrees

In this activity, students interpret several pedigrees of autosomal dominant and recessive conditions and consider the benefits and limitations of genetic testing.

Science Practices
Genetics
Lessons
High School — AP/IB
College

Inbreeding in Island Wolves

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that explored inbreeding depression in a small, isolated population of wolves.

Genetics
Evolution
Environmental Science
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Preserving Maize Genetic Diversity

This video follows germplasm bank coordinator Cristian Zavala Espinosa and geneticist Sarah Hearne, who are part of the global effort to preserve the genetic diversity of maize (corn).

Genetics
Evolution
Environmental Science
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

From Dog DNA to Human Diseases

This video follows biologist Elinor Karlsson, who studies dogs to find genes associated with traits, including certain diseases.

Genetics
Evolution
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Why Do Some People with the Sickle Cell Genotype Not Have Symptoms?

In this inquiry-based activity, students engage in science practices to figure out why some people with a genetic condition that usually leads to sickle cell disease do not have disease symptoms.
 

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

A Genetic Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease

This video presents an intriguing phenomenon: two patients who carry the same genetic variation, which is known to cause sickle cell disease, have very different outcomes.

Genetics
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

What Causes Different Fur Colors?

In this inquiry-based activity, students investigate the phenomenon of fur colors in rock pocket mice to connect genotypes to phenotypes and molecular genetics to evolution.

Genetics
Evolution
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB