Resources

Genomics and the Human Genome Project (HGP)

Genome - the Secret of How Life Works

Interactive content for students, teachers and parents from Pfizer.

Resource: Genome website
Software: QuickTime or Real Media
Age range: 11-14 / 14-16
Approach: Topic material Resource feedback

The Power of Comparative Genomics

This video discussing the use of genomics, a branch of genetics in which large stretches of DNA, ideally the entire chromosome(s) of an organism are studied.

Resource: The Power of Comparative Genomics
Age range: 14-16, 16-18
Approach: Video

Human Genome Project (HGP)

Teaching material on the history of the HGP, mapping and sequencing techniques, and ethical, social and legal issues (ELSI), from the European Initiative for Biotechnology Education (EIBE). Includes background information, worksheets and experiments.

Resource: EIBE - The Human Genome Project website
Age range: 16-18
Approach: Topic material Resource feedback

WHO's Genomic Resource Centre (GRC)

Educational resources and online tools for human genetics and genomics, including ethical, social and legal implications (ELSI).

Resource: The Genomic Resource Centre website
Age range: 16-18
Approach: Topic material Resource feedback

Genomics and the Human Genome Project

Tutorials on genomics, the human genome project and the impact on society from the US Department of Energy. (Supported with PowerPoint presentations and available as PDFs.)

Resource: Genomics and its Impact on Science and Society website
Software: Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint
Age range: 16-18
Approach: Topic material Resource feedback

genome.gov (Educational Resources)

Educational resources for teachers and students from the genome.gov site of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the US National Institutes of Health.

Resource: National Human Genome Research Institute website
Age range: 14-16/16-18
Approach: Topic material Resource feedback

BioethicsBytes

An online collection of multimedia resources to help with the teaching of bioethics, arranged by topic category.

Resource: BioethicsBytes website
Age range: 14-16/16-18
Approach: Topic material Resource feedback

DNA sequencing

Human Genome Race

A fun activity in which children working in groups race each other to construct a genetic sequence from a number of overlapping fragments.

Resource: GENIE Human Genome Race
Age range: 11-14/14-16
Approach: Games and quizzes  Resource feedback

Sanger Sequencing Technique

Dry-lab demonstration of Sanger di-deoxy sequencing of cloned DNA.

Resource: The National Health Museum website
Age range: 14-16/16-18
Approach: Simulated practicals Resource feedback

Bioinformatics

Online Bioinformatics Tools

A set of simple bioinformatics tools for DNA database searches, statistical analyses and population modelling.

Resource: Bioservers website
Software: Java, Javascript
Age range: 16-18
Approach: Online tools Resource feedback