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Got Milk? Biome 2021 Lightning Talk

Author(s): Glenna Malcolm1, Lauren C. McCarthy1, Jim Smith2, Adrianne Vasey1, Denise Woodward1

1. Pennsylvania State University 2. Michigan State University

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The Got Milk? working group plans to use lactase persistence evolution as a case study to teach genetics in large introductory biology courses. While developing these resources, we will be mindful of how we will approach teaching and learning to…

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The Got Milk? working group plans to use lactase persistence evolution as a case study to teach genetics in large introductory biology courses. While developing these resources, we will be mindful of how we will approach teaching and learning to avoid racial bias. Our mission is to improve our approach to teaching genetics in large introductory biology courses in order to avoid unintentionally reinforcing racial bias.

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Version 1.0 - published on 04 Dec 2021 doi:10.25334/GXP3-NZ11 - cite this

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The Got Milk? working group includes professors from Penn State and Michigan State that forged this unlikely alliance through the 2021 Biome Institute.  Our group is interested in working towards developing a humane genetics' curriculum through the use of teaching the evolution of lactase persistence in introductory biology courses.  Through updating the Evo-Ed lactase persistence case study and developing slide sets that can be used by instructors, we will be focusing on the use of language and images used, better representing the multiple mutations that result in lactase persistence, directly addressing common student misconceptions, and fostering greater student engagement by encouraging them to find personal relevance in the topic.

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