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Cell Biology

Cell Biology

The study of the cell, including mitosis and meiosis 

DNA, Genes, Chromosomes

DNA, Genes, Chromosomes

The building blocks of inheritance

Heredity/Inheritance Patterns

Heredity/Inheritance Patterns

The genetic transmission of traits

Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment

Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment

The genome’s dynamic response to the environment

Genetic Conditions

Genetic Conditions

Conditions caused by gene variations or mutations

Evolution

Evolution

Processes by which organisms are changed over time

Biostatistics

Biostatistics

The use of mathematics to investigate life science related problems

Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Biological techniques used to enhance products

DNA Forensics

DNA Forensics

The application of genetic testing for legal purposes

Top Issues In Genetics

Top Issues In Genetics

Select genetic topics of popular interest

Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

  • Rare Diseases and Scientific Inquiry - In this NIH curriculum supplement for middle school, students explore how scientists use inquiry to research rare diseases and treatments and to further understand the workings of the human body. The supplement contains two weeks of lessons that are easily integrated into your curriculum and are aligned to national and state standards.
Labs & Experiments

Labs & Experiments

  • Resources for Teaching the Microbiome - Many medical breakthroughs have been enabled by genomics. Explore an assortment of 10 engaging resources on the human microbiome in this interactive. Learn how your microbiome contributes to your health.
  • How to Extract DNA from a Strawberry (PDF 1,742.12 KB) - This activity demonstrates how DNA can be isolated from a strawberry using common household materials.
Careers in Genetics

Careers in Genetics

  • Women in Medicine - Past and Future - In this investigation, students will compare the careers of two women, a century apart, involved in medical research.
  • Genomic Careers - Find Your Future - On this site you will find video interviews with genomic professionals, information on genomic careers, a tool for rating your favorite genomic careers, and an opportunity to test your knowledge of careers in this field.
Highlights

Highlights