Bring the "Genome: Unlocking Life's Code" exhibition to your students with the "DiY Genome: Unlocking Life's Code" panel exhibition created by The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and the National Human Genome Research Institute. These print-on-demand graphic panels and media pieces highlight the human genome, traits, genetic risks, genome editing and other relevant topics. The exhibit can fit spaces in schools, community centers, libraries, cafés, hospitals, transit hubs, museums, science centers, or other venues. A great way to learn about genomics in any setting!
PBS Ken Burns Presents The Gene: An Intimate History
"The Gene: An Intimate History" is a new four-hour documentary from Ken Burns and Barak Goodman, adapted from the award-winning book of the same name by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee. The documentary weaves together science, history and personal stories for a historical biography of the human genome, while also exploring breakthroughs for diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases and the complex ethical questions they raise. Invite your classroom to watch The Gene on PBS April 7 & 14 at 8 pm Eastern Time/7 pm Central Time.
DNA isn't only in every one of our cells, it's in nearly every one of our conversations. But how much do we understand? In this animated series, experts explain the gene's complex mechanisms in simple ways. Tune in to learn about how genes work, how they make us, if we can change them and what they might look like in the future.
Connect your lesson plans to the new PBS documentary "The Gene: An Intimate History" with companion resources brought to you by pgEd and WETA. Available from PBS LearningMedia, these resources can be paired with short clips from the film. Tune in to your local PBS station at 8 pm Eastern Time/7 pm Central Time on April 7 & 14 to watch the series premiere!