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Winging It: Analyzing a Scientific Paper

In this activity, students analyze aspects of a scientific paper that investigates genes involved in the colors and patterns of butterfly wings.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Science Practices
Lessons
College
Building a Paper Model of CRISPR-Cas9

In this hands-on activity, students build a paper model to explore how CRISPR-Cas9 is used to edit genes.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Labs & Demos
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Case Study for The Search for a Mutated Gene

This video case study explores the approaches scientists used to identify a mutation that causes retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a progressive disease that leads to blindness.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Science Practices
Interactive Videos
High School — AP/IB
College
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-Cas9 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