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  • 2014 Summer Camp Registration is Open!


    Get hands-on with DNA! DNALC day camps are offered through the summer for students who have completed fifth grade and higher. Sign up today!

    Summer Camps
  • 3D Brain App


    Get the G2C 3D Brain App for your iPhone/iPad, Android, or Windows Phone. Just released iOS update includes current scientific research links, bug fixes, and the in-app purchase option of 3D Brain HQ (shown above). HQ has higher resolution images and enhanced interface.

    3D Brain App
  • Genome Science Textbook


    Genome Science by David Micklos, Bruce Nash, & Uwe Hilgert combines approachable narrative with 19 labs that illustrate key concepts of genome biology in humans, invertebrates, and plants. Order it from CSHL Press!

    Genome Science
  • NYC Urban Barcode Project!


    Congratulations to Hillary Ramirez (left) and Kavita Bhikhi (right), students of mentor Allison Granberry (center) at Hostos-Lincoln Academy of Science, for winning the UBP Grand Prize!

    Urban Barcode Project
  • "DNA for Short" The Story of a Most Important Discovery


    On August 9th, students from our Fun with DNA summer camp had a conversation with Dr. James Watson at the DNALC. Watch at

    DNA for Short, The Story of a Most Important Discovery
  • Science Magazine Honors with SPORE Award!


    The Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) recognizes innovative, high quality online resources that promote and enhance science education. Accompanying the award is our essay published in the December 23, 2011 issue of Science.

    Science SPORE
  • iPlant


    As part of the iPlant Collaborative, we develop computational (cyber) infrastructure to provide educators and students access to the large datasets and informatics tools that drive modern biology. Our first contribution: DNA Subway!

    iPlant Collaborative
  • Learn About Spinal Muscular Atrophy Website


    Learn About SMA, developed with support from the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation, is a resource for SMA patients, families and researchers, including stories of living with SMA and the science behind emerging therapies.

    DNA from the Beginning
  • Gene Screen Released for iPad!


    The DNALC's second app is now available for iPad, as well as iPhone/iPod. Gene Screen focuses on recessive inheritance and screening for recessive disorders. Download it free today!

    Gene Screen App
  • DNA Barcoding 101


    DNA Barcoding 101 includes experimental method and supporting resources for using DNA barcoding to identify plants or animals – or products made from them.

    DNA Barcoding 101
  • Introducing New York Stories: Martin Chalfie and GFP


    This is the first in a series of mini-documentaries about the work of notable scientists based at New York institutions. The vodcasts are produced by New York high school students with the help of the DNALC.

    NY Stories
  • Harlem DNA Lab


    Do you know about the Harlem DNA Lab? We offer student field trips and Professional Development for NYC teachers at the Harlem location. For more information, visit the Harlem DNA Lab website.

    Harlem DNA Lab
  • DNA Subway


    Use our bioinformatics workspace for high-level genome analysis in plants (animals coming soon). Developed for the iPlant Collaborative, it's great for biology educators and students. Next stop, Arabidopsis thaliana!

    DNA Subway
  • Now Available: Weed to Wonder E-book for iPad!


    The interactive e-book uses over 150 animations, photographs, illustrations, interviews, and a time-lapse video to tell the story of the development of maize. Get it free in the iTunes App Store!

    Weed to Wonder App


The DNALC family of websites includes 2- and 3-D animations, scientist interviews (including 12 Nobel laureates!), historical images, and teaching aids.

Roll over a screenshot for info. Click to launch site.

Eugenics Archive Eugenics Archive

Image Archive on the
American Eugenics Movement

The Eugenics Archive includes 2,400 photographs, pedigrees, letters, brochures, manuscripts, and articles from archives in the US and UK. Essays by science historians put the vast image database into context.

DNA from the Beginning DNA from the Beginning

DNA from the Beginning

Discover the concepts and experiments that define the fields of genetics and molecular biology. This animated primer features the work of over 100 scientists and researchers. Includes animations, scientist video interviews, biographies, photo galleries, and links.

Your Genes, Your Health Your Genes, Your Health

Your Genes, Your Health

Animations present the cause, inheritance, and treatment of 15 common genetic disorders. Interviews with doctors, researchers, healthcare providers, and individuals affected by a disorder offer personal perspectives. Partner site to DNA from the Beginning.

DNA Interactive and myDNAi DNA Interactive

DNA Interactive and myDNAi

DNAi looks back on the discovery of the DNA structure with a vast collection of interviews and interactive 2- and 3-D animations. myDNAi provides teacher-oriented resources including guides, activities, lesson plans, and the online Lesson Builder.

Inside Cancer Inside Cancer

Inside Cancer and Teacher Center

Explore cancer biology, cancer pathways, and the molecular basis of diagnosis & treatment. Use Teacher Center to inform students on how molecular and cellular genetics are integrated into cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Weed to Wonder Weed to Wonder

Weed to Wonder

The maize genome sequence is just the most recent of experiments with corn stretching back 10,000 years. Weed to Wonder tells the story how human ingenuity transformed a common Mexican weed (Teosinte) into a modern food and fuel wonder (corn).

Learn About Spinal Muscular Atrophy Learn About Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Learn About Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Learn About SMA, developed with support from the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation, is a resource for SMA patients, families and researchers, including stories of living with SMA and the science behind emerging therapies.

Genes to Cognition Online Genes to Cognition Online

Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online

G2C Online is modeled on principles of neural networking, which examines current research to discover the molecular and cellular basis of human thinking. Use network maps to explore our library of 750+ items, including an interactive 3-D brain.

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