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Cell Division and Cancer Risk

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how random mutations during cell division can contribute to cancer.

Genetics
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Assessment for The Birth and Death of Genes

A number of questions are embedded within the short film The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes, which illustrates how gene duplications and mutations have led to remarkable physiological adaptations in Antarctic fish.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Interactive Videos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Mutations in Cancer

This video provides an overview of the types of genes that, when mutated, can lead to the development of cancer.

Genetics
Cell Biology
Clips
High School — AP/IB
College
The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes

This film explores how gene duplications and mutations have led to remarkable physiological adaptations in Antarctic fish.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Biochemistry and Cell Signaling Pathway of the Mc1r Gene

This activity supports concepts presented in the short film Natural Selection and Adaptation about the evolution of different fur colors among rock pocket mouse populations. The activity challenges students to analyze partial DNA sequences of the Mc1r gene to identify the effects of mutations on the MC1R protein pathway.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Lessons
High School — AP/IB
College
Natural Selection and Evolution of Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

This activity supports concepts covered in the film Natural Selection and Adaptation. Students analyze genetic sequence data and draw conclusions about the evolution of coat-color phenotypes in the rock pocket mouse.

Genetics
Evolution
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Activity for The Birth and Death of Genes

This activity explores the research presented in the short film The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes, which illustrates how gene duplications and mutations have allowed some fish to adapt to extreme environments.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Film Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Molecular Genetics of Color Mutations in Rock Pocket Mice

In these activities, students transcribe and translate portions of the rock pocket mouse Mc1r gene to further explore the genetic variations responsible for different coat colors as described in the short film Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation.

Genetics
Evolution
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Recent Adaptations in Humans

This tutorial describes three examples of recent human adaptations: lactose tolerance, sickle cell disease, and bitter taste perception.

Genetics
Evolution
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Natural Selection for Lactose Tolerance

This animation shows how a mutation that allows adult humans to digest milk can be lost or spread under different circumstances.

Genetics
Evolution
Animations
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
DNA Damage and Mutations

This animation shows how mutations can arise when DNA is damaged.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Animations
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Sickle Cell Disease

This animation explores the genetic causes and biological effects of sickle cell disease.

Genetics
Animations
High School — AP/IB
College