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Skin Color and Human Evolution

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated genetic factors contributing to skin color differences, particularly within African populations.

Mapping Genes to Traits in Dogs Using SNPs

In this activity, students identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are correlated with different traits in dogs to identify genes associated with those traits.

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.

Teaching Gene Expression Using Genetic Medicine

This playlist can be used to teach several core topics in genetics and molecular biology by connecting students with case studies and multimedia about genetic medicine. It can be used in AP/IB Biology courses.

Using DNA to Trace Human Migration

This tutorial describes how scientists determined that all living humans originated from populations in Africa. Some of these populations migrated out of Africa less than 100,000 years ago.

Sizing up the Brain Gene by Gene

In this talk, biomedical scientist Christopher Walsh discusses how DNA sequencing technology has led to a better understanding of the genes involved in brain development.

Decoding the Autism Puzzle

In this talk, biomedical scientist Christopher Walsh discusses how DNA sequencing techniques have led to a better understanding of the genetic basis of autism.

From Cancer Genomics to Cancer Drugs

In this talk, biomedical scientist Charles Sawyers discusses how genetic data reveal common mutations in cancer and can help uncover shared genetic mechanisms among different cancer types.