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Sodium Channel Evolution in Electric Fish

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how gene duplication contributed to the evolution of electric fish.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
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
Pelvic Evolution in Sticklebacks

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that used SNP genotyping to identify the mutations that result in morphological differences in stickleback fish.

Genetics
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
“Fixing” Gene Expression

In this hands-on activity, students review the steps of eukaryotic gene expression and learn how this knowledge can be used to treat different genetic conditions. The activity reinforces concepts covered in the Click & Learn “Central Dogma and Genetic Medicine.”

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Monkey Social Status and Immune Response

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study on how social status affects the expression of genes involved in immune system processes.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Stalking the Genetic Basis of a Trait

This activity supports the film Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn. Students analyze data on the expression of the tb1 gene to explain how variations in this gene played a role in the evolution of corn.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
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
HIV Reverse Transcription and AZT

This activity allows students to model how the anti-HIV drug AZT (azidothymidine) interferes with the process of viral replication.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Microbiology
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
HIV Protease Inhibitors

This demonstration models how the HIV protease enzyme functions and how its activity is blocked by a class of anti-HIV drugs.

Genetics
Microbiology
Science Practices
Labs & Demos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Zebrafish and Skin Color

In this activity, students explore how experimental work in zebrafish led to a better understanding of the role of the gene SLC24A5 in human skin color. The activity complements the film The Biology of Skin Color.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Lessons
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Assessment for Evolving Switches, Evolving Bodies

A number of interactive questions are embedded within the short film The Making of the Fittest: Evolving Switches, Evolving Bodies, which illustrates how mutations in gene regulatory regions can result in the evolution of major anatomical features.

Genetics
Evolution
Interactive Videos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Interactive Assessment for Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture

Several questions are embedded within the short film The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture, which explores the genetics of lactase persistence and evolution of the trait in some human populations.

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