What Controls Variation In Human Skin Color?
Research has shown our skin color is influenced by the combined effects of the environment and of many genes (a polygenic trait). This new interactive allows students to manipulate genes and experience the resulting changes in skin color. Watch in real time as our model's face becomes darker or lighter as students adjust sliding bars to increase or decrease the effects of three genes known to affect skin color.

June 2016 Resource of the Month
Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) - National Library of Medicine
From the National Library of Medicine. Over 70,000 downloadable, high-quality images from the history of medicine. All free. Mendel, Jonas Salk, Human Genome Project posters, and more. A great resource for teachers and students.

The Genome: Unlocking Life's Code Exhibition Is Touring North America!

Here is your chance to see the popular Genome: Unlocking Life's Code exhibition in person with your class, family, or friends. Our exhibit is currently on tour at various venues across the U.S. The exhibit immerses visitors in a high-tech environment that captures the revolutionary nature of genomic science. Visit our Traveling Exhibit page to find locations nearest you for the next 18 months.
Take a dazzling 3D virtual tour of the Genome: Unlocking Life's Code exhibition on your personal computer, tablet, or smart phone. Stop anywhere and focus in on the various exhibition areas. Explore the high-tech environment of the entire 4,400-square-foot exhibition. Not to be missed!

Share your favorite online resources with other teachers!

We are asking our readers for suggestions of online teacher resources and websites worth sharing with other biology / genetics teachers. We want your "go to resources" for curriculum, in-class videos, infographics, and useful teaching and learning tools. Submit as many as you like.

Coming in the future: A new resources area on our website for teacher-submitted resource links.

Email your favorite online resources links now!

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