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Watch the DNALC and Ötzi on NOVA, February 17th!
NOVA Iceman Reborn premieres Wednesday, February 17 at 9pm ET/8C on PBS (check local listings). Learn about the DNA Learning Center's project to use 3D printing to reconstruct an exact replica of Ötzi the Iceman.The NOVA program follows the process of creating the replica with artist Gary Staab—from 3D printing in Belgium to installation at the DNALC.
Then, come to see the replica on display at the DNALC and learn what forensic science tells us about his life and mysterious death 5,300 years ago.
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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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
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
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
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 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
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 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 (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.
These sites are built around laboratory and bioinformatics experiments and were often developed in collaboration with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists.
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Analyze your DNA with the DNALC's bioinformatics tools: Sequence Server, Allele Server, and Simulation Server. Compare your DNA with DNA from other humans and other species stored in a database maintained by the DNALC.
DNA Learning Center Kits
Kits developed in collaboration with Carolina Biological Supply Company provide lab protocols online and for download and accompanying resources.
Learn about plant genomes by using bioinfomatics to analyze newly sequenced genes in rice and maize. Animated tutorials lead into step-by-step analysis of a gene model using Apollo, research software for gene annotation.
Gene Boy is a simple, multi-function, sequence analysis tool. Enter your own sequence or use a preloaded sequence to perform several analyses and tranformations on the sequence.
Find out what DNA tells us about human origins. Use your own DNA to explore relationships between different ethnic populations. Complete with laboratory protocols and information on how to send samples to the DNALC for sequencing.
Bring students up-to-date on advances in plant genetics and genomics by integrating laboratory experiences with online bioinformatics resources.
Use this lab notebook with experiment- and bioinformatics curriculum on RNAi in C. elegans. Has laboratory protocols, photos and videos of C. elegans mutants, and a check-out system for C. elegans mutants and E. coli feeding strains.
Urban Barcode Project
The Urban Barcode Project (UBP) is a science competition spanning the five boroughs of New York City made possible by funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In the project, student research teams use DNA barcoding to explore biodiversity in NYC.
DNALC Lab Center
Lab Center provides pre- and post-visit activities for laboratory field trips. Video intros, online and downloadable protocols, animations, and videos enhance student understanding. Password-protected teacher resources also included.
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 Subway is a bioinformatics workspace that makes high-level genome analysis available to biology students and educators. Predict and annotate genes in up to 100,000 basepairs of DNA and prospect entire plant genomes.
DNALC videos. Watch. Learn!
Biology Animation &
3-D Animation Libraries
RNA splicing and many more for viewing and download. Enjoy!