Mendelian Genetics, Sickle Cell, and Human Evolution
Bob Kuhn describes two BioInteractive resources focused on human evolution and Mendelian genetics. The short film Natural Selection in Humans explores the discovery of the genetic basis of sickle cell disease — an example of recent human evolution. A related activity probes the inheritance of the disease using human pedigrees and chi-square analysis.
In this blog post, hear how North Carolina educator Robin Bulleri uses BioInteractive materials in Spanish to support her English Learner students and how she structures her classes to empower her students to learn both academic and technical vocabulary.
Ann Brokaw presents three BioInteractive resources she uses to support the short film Natural Selection and Adaptation. The activities focus on the Mc1r gene, protein, and receptor.
In this article, Rocky Mountain College professor Holly Basta discusses how she sequences BioInteractive cancer resources to get her students to think about big questions in how cell division is regulated — and how understanding regulation can guide drug design.