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Student Summer Camp at DNA Learning Center

Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Since summer 1985, our lab classrooms have filled with young scientists eager to get hands-on with DNA! Beginning with students entering sixth grade and continuing through high school, campers use sophisticated laboratory and computer equipment to perform experiments several grade levels ahead of their peers. Register today for camps in Cold Spring Harbor, Lake Success, and Brooklyn!

Two New DNALC Locations!

Click to learn about current and future programs at each location!

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

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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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