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  1. Using computational molecular modeling software to demonstrate how DNA mutations cause phenotypes

    Using computational molecular modeling software to demonstrate how DNA mutations cause phenotypes

    2019-01-04 18:22:30 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tara Phelps-Durr | doi:10.25334/Q42F1T

    This lesson is a five-week series of laboratory activities designed to help students transition from applying lower order thinking skills to the central dogma to applying higher-order thinking skills.

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

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

    2019-01-04 18:09:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mark Phillip Peterson, Jacob T Malloy, Vincent P Buonaccorsi, James H Marden | doi:10.25334/Q4643Q

    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...

  3. Murder by HIV? Undergraduate edition

    Murder by HIV? Undergraduate edition

    2019-01-04 17:58:00 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Naowarat (Ann) Cheeptham, Laura B. Regassa, Michèle I. Shuster | doi:10.25334/Q49T6P

    Bioinformatics case study focusing on phylogenetic tree interpretation, published in the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

  4. Making toast: Using analogies to explore concepts in bioinformatics

    Making toast: Using analogies to explore concepts in bioinformatics

    2019-01-04 17:39:39 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kate L. Hertweck | doi:10.25334/Q4FM90

    Module using analogies to introduce students to genomics

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

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

    2019-01-04 17:14:21 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Eric T. Holland, Greg Manley, Tamara Chiba, Rona Ramos, Simon Mochrie, Jennifer Frederick | doi:10.25334/Q4Q43C

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

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

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

    2019-01-04 16:37:59 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kelsey Metzger | doi:10.25334/Q4TT7Q

    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...

  7. A Hands-on Introduction to Hidden Markov Models

    A Hands-on Introduction to Hidden Markov Models

    2019-01-04 16:23:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tony Weisstein, Elena Gracheva, Zane Goodwin, Zongtai Qi, Wilson Leung, Christopher D. Shaffer, Sarah C.R. Elgin | doi:10.25334/Q4ZM88

    A lesson in which students will understand the basic structure of an HMM, the types of data used in ab initio gene prediction, and its consequent limitations.

  8. Genes and Civil Liberties

    Genes and Civil Liberties

    2019-01-04 16:08:17 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Philip L. Bereano | doi:10.25334/Q43B13

    This lesson focuses on examining civil liberties issues as they relate to genetic research. Students can choose to represent an organization, real or fictional, that will report to a task force on civil liberties issues. Published in AIBS

  9. Biological Diversity in Wetlands: Applying the Scientific Method

    Biological Diversity in Wetlands: Applying the Scientific Method

    2019-01-04 16:02:11 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Orissa Moulton | doi:10.25334/Q47431

    An introduction to the Scientific Method for Introductory Biology students using plant and animal richness and environmental data from ephemeral ponds and permanent wetlands.

  10. Data simulation and randomization tests

    Data simulation and randomization tests

    2019-01-03 19:18:51 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): James S. Santangelo | doi:10.25334/Q4CT7P

    A participatory live-coding lesson on simulating data and performing randomization tests on ecological data in R.

  11. For Sale: Iceland's Genetic History

    For Sale: Iceland's Genetic History

    2019-01-03 17:44:21 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Oksana Hlodan | doi:10.25334/Q4HH9K

    Lesson on Iceland's genetic history, published in AIBS

  12. Finding Selection in All the Right Places

    Finding Selection in All the Right Places

    2019-01-03 17:33:32 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Juliet F. K. Noor, Mohamed A. F. Noor | doi:10.25334/Q4NB12

    Lab introducing students to evolutionary genetics using bioinformatics and biocuration, published as GSA Learning Resource

  13. Exploration of the Human Genome by Investigation of Personalized SNPs

    Exploration of the Human Genome by Investigation of Personalized SNPs

    2019-01-03 17:06:42 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lani C. Keller | doi:10.25334/Q4S15Q

    To increase students' interest in their own genomes, this computer-based laboratory lesson is designed to be coupled with the opportunity for the students to be genotyped by the consumer sequencing company, 23andMe. Published in CourseSource

  14. Colon Cancer: A Case of Genetic Bad Luck

    Colon Cancer: A Case of Genetic Bad Luck

    2019-01-03 16:43:30 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Anne M. Casper | doi:10.25334/Q4WT7B

    Case study developed for an introductory genetics class published in the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

  15. Bioinformatics / Neuroinformatics

    Bioinformatics / Neuroinformatics

    2019-01-03 16:18:23 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): William Grisham | doi:10.25334/Q45B1Q

    This module is a computer-based introduction to bioinformatics resources.  This easy-to-adopt module weaves together several important bioinformatic tools so students can grasp how each is used in answering research questions. Published in CBE-LSE

  16. Bioinformatics: An Interactive Introduction to NCBI

    Bioinformatics: An Interactive Introduction to NCBI

    2019-01-03 16:03:45 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Seth Bordenstein | doi:10.25334/Q4915C

    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

  17. Behavioral Genetics: Investigating the genes of a complex phenotype in fruit flies

    Behavioral Genetics: Investigating the genes of a complex phenotype in fruit flies

    2019-01-03 15:35:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Craig E. Stanley, Jr., Charles Hadley S. King, IV, Michelle Thornton, Rob J. Kulathinal | doi:10.25334/Q4DT70

    Introductory genetics laboratory published as GSA Learning Resource

  18. Regulation Across Scales: Data Points Icebreaker Jigsaw

    Regulation Across Scales: Data Points Icebreaker Jigsaw

    2019-01-03 04:34:31 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kristine Grayson | doi:10.25334/Q4PB00

    Students examine regulation at cellular, physiological, and ecological scales in a data-based jigsaw to explore how double-negative logic operates across biological systems. This was used as a first day of class activity in Introductory Ecology/Evolution.

  19. Regulation Across Scales: Data Points on How Life Works

    Regulation Across Scales: Data Points on How Life Works

    2019-01-03 03:58:36 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kristine Grayson, Kaitlin Bonner, Alexandra Fairfield, J. Phil Gibson | doi:10.25334/Q4T151

    We examined the scientific literature for simple, data-based illustrations of double-negative logic in the regulation of biological systems as described by Sean B. Carroll in his text, The Serengeti Rules.

  20. Amino Acid Frequency

    Amino Acid Frequency

    2018-12-23 21:24:01 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4KH96

    This module introduces expected frequencies in the context of understanding amino acid composition. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.