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Yeti or not: Do they exist?

Through this 4-part bioinformatics case study, students will be led through the forensic analysis of putative Yeti artifacts based on published findings.

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Exploring HIV Evolution

In this activity you will study aspects of sequence evolution by working with a set of HIV sequence data from 15 different subjects (Markham, et al., 1998). You will first learn about the dataset, then study the possible sources of HIV for these...

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DNA Subway Learning Resources

DNA Subway is a NIBLSE Recommended resource. This is a collection of learning resources associated with DNA Subway.

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RNAseq data analysis using Galaxy

This is a bioinformatics exercise intended for use in a computer lab setting with life science majors.

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Using DNA Subway to Analyze Sequence Relationships

This is a bioinformatics exercise using the DNA Subway Blue Line, a user-friendly pipeline of bioinformatics tools, to analyze a collection of mosquito DNA bar-code sequences.

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Bioinformatics: An Interactive Introduction to NCBI

Modules showing how the NCBI database classifies and organizes information on DNA sequences, evolutionary relationships, and scientific publications. And a module working to identify a nucleotide sequence from an insect endosymbiont by using BLAST

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Infectious Chocolate Joy with a Side of Poissonian Statistics: An activity connecting life science students with subtle physics concepts

Lesson on what it means for biological processes to be Poissonian, published in CourseSource

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Teaching RNAseq at Undergraduate Institutions: A tutorial and R package from the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching

This lesson plan was created to teach RNAseq analysis as a part of GCAT-SEEK network. It is provided here, both in finished form and with the modifiable source code, to allow flexible adaptation to various classroom settings, published in...

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Homologous chromosomes? Exploring human sex chromosomes, sex determination and sex reversal using bioinformatics approaches

In this four- part guided activity, students will learn about the structure and function of human autosomal and sex chromosomes, view and interpret gene maps, and gain familiarity with basic bioinformatics resources and data through use of the...

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Ethics in synthetic genomics

This is an ethical reflection for students on an issue in genome engineering and the synthesis of potentially infectious viruses. The case study asks students to reflect on material in the linked article. Also included is the grading rubric.

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Mendelian Genetics, Probability, Pedigree, and Chi-Squared Statistics

A lesson that requires students to work through a series of questions pertaining to the genetics of sickle cell disease and its relationship to malaria.

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