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Skin Color and Human Evolution

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated genetic factors contributing to skin color differences, particularly within African populations.

Genetics
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
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
Think Like a Scientist: Natural Selection in an Outbreak

This video focuses on the front lines of the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa and explains how scientists monitored the evolution of the virus by analyzing its genome.

Genetics
Microbiology
Evolution
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Identifying Autism Genes by Tracking Gene Mutations

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that used SNP genotyping to identify genes involved in autism.

Genetics
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Mapping Genes to Traits in Dogs Using SNPs

In this activity, students explore single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are associated with different traits in dogs to identify genes associated with those traits.

Genetics
Evolution
Science Practices
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Search for Genetic Mutations That Cause Autism

Dr. Christopher Walsh discusses how genomic science has made enormous contributions to our understanding of the genetic causes of autism.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Clips
High School — AP/IB
College
DNA Sequence Technology Improves Cancer Treatment

This video explores how advances in DNA sequencing technology have improved cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Clips
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Using DNA to Trace Human Migration

This tutorial describes how scientists determined that all living humans originated from populations in Africa. Some of these populations migrated out of Africa less than 100,000 years ago.

Genetics
Evolution
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College