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    It’s Elementary, Watson!

    With funds provided by the Science Education Partnership Award scientists at Georgia State University (GSU) have created DNA is Elementary, a set of learning modules developed to teach children in grades K–5 about classical and molecular genetics. In our modules we use young learners’ facility with language acquisition to our advantage by representing DNA as […]

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    The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) R25 program, supports pre-K to grade 12 (P-12) STEM, informal science education and science center/museum projects. Grant proposals to solicitation PAR-17-339 are due by 5:00 p.m. local time Monday, July 9, 2018. To provide an overview of the SEPA program and application […]

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    The Teacher Center Website is an expansion of the Inside Cancer project. An online educator resource, the website is but one part of a six-part dissemination strategy for teaching the genetics of cancer. The site allows high school science and health teachers to develop new or build upon and share custom curricular materials for use […]

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    Bump Up Your Knowledge of Genetics!

    The educator specialists at the University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center offers a wide variety of inquiry-based curricula, with activities and support for teaching genetics and genomics. GSLC now offers two websites, one with activities organized by topic for secondary students, and the companion site of resources for teachers. All curricular materials have been […]

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    Gene U Project Update: Complex Traits Curricular Unit

    Project Update: The Gene U project’s Complex Traits guide for teachers and associated classroom slides are available for free viewing or download from BioEd Online (www.bioedonline.org). Domestic dogs exhibit immense variety in size, shape, coat color and texture, and behavior. This variability is a product of selective breeding by humans, conducted to yield desirable genetic changes or […]

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    Celebrate National DNA Day!

    The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will launch the National DNA Day Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) Series on Friday, April 20, 2018, continuing each week day until Friday, April 27, 2018, from 1:00–3:00 pm EST. Don’t miss the special event, the National DNA Day Lecture, given this year by Olivier Noel, M.D., Ph.D (details […]

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    What Are the LEAH Knox Scholars Up To?

    Upcoming Events On April 26th, the LEAH Knox Scholars will gather at the Tufts Medical Center as part of a Meet the Scientists Series to meet with Libby Hohmann, MD, infectious disease specialist and physician director of the Partners Human Research Committees at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. In addition to hearing Dr. Hohmann speak about […]

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    Surprising Results Revealed… “When are we going to use this stuff in real life?” That’s a common refrain from students memorizing math and science from textbooks and worksheets. Berri Jacque, Ph.D., realized that when it comes to science, there’s one application that couldn’t be more relevant: our own bodies. Research and evaluations from “The Great […]

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    NIGMS Director’s Early Career Investigator Lecture: April 17, 2018

    Regeneration is one of the most tantalizing areas of biological research. How are some animals able to regrow body parts following injury? Why can’t humans do the same thing? Can scientists learn the secrets that imbue certain animals with this amazing ability? Could that knowledge someday be used to develop new therapies to help people […]

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    TEDx WVU — Presenter: Ann Chester, Ph.D.

    Kudos! to Ann Chester Ph.D., who participated in the launch of TEDx WVU in early March. Dr. Chester’s presentation, “Rekindling the American Dream in Students,” focused on the importance of providing a sense of community through educational programs for underprivileged youth. Dr. Chester is founder and director of Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA), a […]