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Happy 60th Anniversary, DNA!

Celebrate with the DNALC by moving
into the genome age!


Genome Science

A Practical and Conceptual Introduction to Molecular Genetic Analysis in Eukaryotes

By David Micklos, Bruce Nash, and Uwe Hilgert

Building on the highly successful textbook DNA Science, Genome Science combines approachable narrative with labs and bioinformatics exercises that illustrate key concepts of genome biology in humans, invertebrates, and plants. The experiments and bioinformatics in Genome Science are the culmination of 20 years of development with the help of many staff, students, teachers, and granting organizations.

Genome Science

Nineteen labs, organized into four chapters, engage students with both in vitro experiments and bioinformatics exercises. Each chapter also includes an introduction that provides an historical and conceptual framework. This modular structure offers many options for enhancing existing courses, starting new courses, or supporting student research projects. The book is complete with advice for advanced secondary and post-secondary instructors, laboratory planning guidelines, recipes for solutions, and answers to student questions.

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Educator Training Opportunities

Preparing students for rewarding careers

In the week-long Genomic Approaches in BioSciences summer workshop, participants utilize cutting-edge science tools in hands-on laboratories and bioinformatics investigations, and deepen their awareness of rewarding careers for their students. Faculty from high schools, 2-year colleges, and universities are invited to apply. From May to August we will be in Tulsa OK, San Francisco CA, Minneapolis MN, Sanford FL, and Garden City NY!

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New York Stories

NY StoriesThere are eight million stories in the naked city. These are three of them...

Fruit flies, restriction enzymes, and DNA fingerprinting are featured in the latest New York Stories vodcasts. Co-produced by New York City high school students with funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, you can see these mini-documentaries about New York scientists on the Lab Center site or on the DNALC YouTube Channel.

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The DNALC has a handful of useful apps for students and science-interested folk:

DNALC AppsGene Screen is a fun way to learn how recessive genetic traits and diseases are inherited and how certain diseases are more prevalent in different populations. (iPhone, iPod, iPad)

The phenomenally successful 3D Brain (featured in the latest Apple iPad ad!) is an interactive brain map that allows you to rotate and zoom around 29 structures. Discover information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research. (iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7, website)

Weed to Wonder is an "e-book" that can be viewed as a website, an app, or a printable PDF. It tells the story of the development of maize, from domestication, hybrid vigor, genome sequencing, and transposons, to genetic modification and biofortification. (iPad, website)

What reviewers say about...

Gene Screen: "This is a great app for those who want a quick understanding of how the Punnett square works."

3D Brain: "This app is incredible. Cannot believe it’s free. I’m a psychology student so this will come in handy. Thank you so much!"

Weed to Wonder: Our newest app is not yet reviewed...let us know what you think!