NEWSLETTER: February 2018

Ideas For Biology Teachers: Try Our Pinterest Page

Curated by a PhD geneticist, our Pinterest page is overflowing with ideas gathered from around the Internet that can change your classroom in an instant! Look beyond the board names and you will find hundreds of valuable ideas from around the world on innovative ways to teach, celebrate, and even decorate genomically. Bookmark or pin us.

February 2018 Resource of the Month

The Genome News Network: "A Quick Guide To Sequenced Genomes"

Our monthly Internet search for the best free teaching resources for biology teachers has a winner: "A Quick Guide To Sequenced Genomes" from the Genome News Network. The genomes of more than 180 organisms have been sequenced since 1995. The Quick Guide includes descriptions of these organisms and has links to sequencing centers and scientific abstracts. Mosquitos, bacterium, turtles, the honeybee, pufferfish, Homo sapiens and more.

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is offering its annual  NHGRI Short Course in Genomics   from July 30 - August 2, 2018 on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The course offers middle school, high school, community college and Tribal College faculty the opportunity to hear lectures and receive teaching resources from leading NHGRI and NIH researchers, clinicians, and staff, and to discuss ways to incorporate genomics content into their classrooms. Applications are due by March 23.
National DNA Day is April 25, 2018

Fifteen years ago the Human Genome Project was completed and National DNA Day was established! This year, DNA Day will provide opportunities for teachers and their students to join in celebrating these two milestones. Keep an eye out for a special DNA Day edition of our newsletter in early April.

More On The National DNA Day Website!

Quick links to popular teacher resources on Genome: Unlocking Life's Code.


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