NEWSLETTER: September 2018

Eighteen Helpful Fact Sheets On Science, Research, & Ethics From The National Human Genome Research Institute
A handy list of a dozen-and-a-half fact sheets from the nation's leading resource on genetics and genomics at the National Institutes of Health. Topics include epigenetics, biological pathways, DNA, cloning, chromosomes, genetic discrimination, and more.

Facts matter. Ease of finding facts matters as well. These fact sheets are researcher-vetted, all in a single place, and easy-to-understand. 
September 2018 Resource Of The Month
Evolution: DNA And The Unity of Life - Teach.Genetics

Our monthly internet search for the best free teaching resources for biology teachers has chosen the "Evolution: DNA and the Unity of Life" learning toolset from Teach.Genetics, the robust educator website from the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah Health Sciences.

"Through paper-based and interactive multimedia lessons, the unit aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) by engaging students in questioning, using models, identifying patterns, analyzing skill-level appropriate data from published scientific studies, and constructing evidence-based arguments."

Students ages 13-18 are encouraged to share their greatest ideas with the world on the Google Science Fair website. It's free, has resources for teachers to aid their students, and prizes are awarded!

Submit your ideas beginning this month (September 2018).

Visit Google Science Fair for more information and educator resources.

First, a list of the 16 contest prizes: 1st Place Winner: $1,000 for student and $1,000 genetics materials grant, 2nd Place Winner: $600 for student and $600 genetics materials grant, 3rd Place Winner: $400 for student and $400 genetics materials grant, and 10 student prizes of $100 each for Honorable Mentions.

This essay contest asks students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. Essays are expected to be well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay question. They are evaluated by ASHG members through three rounds of scoring.

Check ASHG for the 2019 essay question and read this year's winning essays.

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


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