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Human Origins

This interactive module allows students to examine fossils of early humans and compare them to modern primates.

Interactive Assessment for The Biology of Skin Color

A number of interactive questions are embedded within the short film The Biology of Skin Color, which explores the hypothesis that the variations in skin color in humans arose as adaptations to the intensity of ultraviolet radiation in different parts of the world.

Interactive Assessment for The Origin of Humans

A number of questions are embedded within the short film Great Transitions: The Origin of Humans. The film explores the major fossil finds from Africa that provide insights into the evolution of modern humans from a common ancestor we share with other primates.

BCR-ABL: Protein Structure and Function

This tutorial describes the structure and function of the cancer-causing protein BCR-ABL. It also shows how drugs targeting this protein can help treat chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a cancer of the white blood cells.

Explore Your Inner Animals

This interactive module explores different anatomical features of the human body and what they reveal about the evolutionary history of humans.

Regulation of the Lactase Gene

This interactive module explores how the process of eukaryotic gene expression is regulated, using the production of the enzyme lactase as an example.  

Recent Adaptations in Humans

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