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Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah



As per their website, "Learn.Genetics delivers educational materials on genetics, bioscience and health topics. They are designed to be used by students, teachers and members of the public. Teach.Genetics provides resources for K-12 teachers, higher education faculty, and public educators. These include PDF-based print-and-go activities, unit plans and other supporting resources. The materials are designed to support and extend the materials on Learn.Genetics. Our educational resources provide accurate and unbiased information about topics in genetics, bioscience and health. Designed for non-research audiences, they are jargon-free, target multiple learning styles, and often convey concepts through animation and interactivity."


Genetics Concept(s) Addressed:

Nature of Genetic Material: How is DNA organized?

Nature of Genetic Material: What are the molecular components and mechanisms necessary to preserve and duplicate an organism's genome?

Transmission/ patterns of inheritance: What are the mechanisms by which an organism's genome is passed on to the next generation?

Transmission/ patterns of inheritance: How does the phenomenon of linkage affect the assortment of alleles during meiosis?

Transmission/ patterns of inheritance: How can one deduce information about genes, alleles, and gene functions from analysis of genetic crosses and patterns of inheritance?

Gene expression and regulation: How can gene activity be altered in the absence of DNA changes?

Genetic Variation: How do different types of mutations affect genes and the corresponding mRNAs and proteins?

Evolution and Population Genetics: What are the processes that can affect the frequency of genotypes and phenotypes in a population over time?

Genetics of Model Organisms: How do the results of molecular genetic studies in model organisms help us understand aspects of human genetics and genetic diseases?

Core Competencies Addressed:

Students should be able to gather and evaluate experimental evidence, including qualitative and quantitative data.

Students should be able to generate and interpret graphs displaying experimental results.

Students should be able to tap into the interdisciplinary nature of science.

Students should be able to effectively explain genetics concepts to different audiences.

Students should be able to identify and critique scientific issues relating to society or ethics.




Beginning undergraduate

Biology/genetics non-majors

General public

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