Teaching the Central Dogma Using a Case Study of Genetic Variation in Cystic Fibrosis
27 Jan 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Abby E. Hare-Harris
The central dogma of biology is a foundational concept that is traditionally included in genetics curricula at all academic levels. Despite its ubiquitous presence throughout genetics education,...
Targeting Misconceptions in the Central Dogma by Examining Viral Infection
22 Oct 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stefanie R. DeVito*
University of Delaware
Understanding the central dogma and how changes in gene expression can impact cell function requires integration of several topics in molecular biology. Students often do not make the necessary...
Converting a Face-to-Face Lab to Online: An Example of Process and Outcomes for a CRISPR-Based Molecular Biology Lab
30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lisa M. McDonnell #*1, Keefe Reuther #1, Andrew Cooper1, Christopher Day1, Cindy Gustafson-Brown1
University of California, San Diego
The COVID-19 pandemic created a need to convert in-person laboratory courses into an online format in a short amount of time. For this reason, we converted our face-to-face molecular biology lab...
A clicker-based case study that untangles student thinking about the processes in the central dogma
27 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Karen Nicole Pelletreau1, Tessa Andrews2, Norris Armstrong2, Mary A Bedell2, Farahad Dastoor1, Neta Dean3, Susan Erster3, Cori Fata-Hartley4, Nancy Guild5, Hamish Greig1, David Hall2, Jennifer K Knight5, Donna Koslowsky4, Paula Lemons2, Jennifer Martin5, Jill McCourt2, John Merrill4, Rosa Moscarella4, Ross Nehm3, Robert Northington1, Brian Olsen1, Luanna Prevost6, Jon Stolzfus4, Mark Urban-Lurain4, Michelle K. Smith1
1. University of Maine 2. University of Georgia 3. Stony Brook University 4. Michigan State University 5. University of Colorado Boulder 6. University of South Florida
The central dogma of biology is a foundational concept that provides a scaffold to understand how genetic information flows in biological systems. Despite its importance, undergraduate students...
Predicting and classifying effects of insertion and deletion mutations on protein coding regions
26 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Joseph Ross
California State University, Fresno
Mutations in genes can affect the encoded proteins in multiple ways, and some of these effects are counterintuitive. As for any other knowledge, students must create their own deep understanding of...
Intro videos and terminology for GMOs, Transcription, Translation
28 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sandi Connelly
Rochester Institute Of Technology
Compiled resources around GMOs and protein production including vocabulary, animations, videos, and games