NEWSLETTER October 2023

15 Tools for Teaching The Human Genome Project

The human genome project revolutionized and created opportunities in genomics research and consequently, in the classroom. The “15 Tools for Teaching the Human Genome Project” list includes tools ranging from the discovery of the DNA molecule and the researchers involved, to how to sequence a genome, a list of animal genomes sequenced, the poetry of the Human Genome Project, and more. Scroll through the easily viewable format to learn more about how you can incorporate the Human Genome Project into your genetics/genomics lesson plans.  

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Afrofuturism STEAM Day at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

 For centuries African Americans have re-imagined the futures and possibilities of black people across the globe through the dynamic lens of Afrofuturism. Coined in 1993, Afrofuturism envisions the future of Black life, liberated from societal oppression and earthly-bound constraints. This event is open to students and families providing an opportunity for you to envision the future while peering through the lenses of space exploration, human health, and technology. Hear from speakers, join a book reading/signing, draw your own superhero and more! This event is on Oct. 14 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at NMAAHC, Washington D.C., and registration is required.

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Applications for the ASHG-NHGRI Genomics and Public Service Fellowship Program Now Open!

The new Genomics and Public Service Fellowship Program recognizes the importance of diverse career paths to inform and advance genomic knowledge and application. This program is sponsored by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). It will provide training and career development in public policy, education and engagement, science communication, and public administration of science. Opportunities are available for individuals at the graduate level and post-baccalaureate level. Applications are now being accepted and are due by Nov. 30.

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USASEF X-STEM All Access Lesson Plan Resources

Engage your students and utilize X-STEM video episodes and corresponding lesson plans available from the USA Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF) as a classroom activity. NGSS and CASEL aligned lesson plans can be downloaded for free covering STEM topics including engineering, data science, sharks, the climate, space, and chemistry! A great way to excite students about STEM careers!

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This month's featured article in

Genomics: Insights

"CRISPR/Cas-9 GeneEditing: Making Porcine Xenotransplantation a Viable Treatment Option for End Stage Renal Disease"

 Authors: Beckett Hutchens and Jesse Benitez

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