NEWSLETTERSeptember 2022

Human Genome Project Videos for the Classroom

Prep your students with this four-part series of short documentary videos about the Human Genome Project from the History Channel. Learn how early research scientists unraveled some of the mysteries of DNA, the challenges to sequencing the first human genome, what we've learned about ourselves since the Human Genome Project was completed, and possibilities for the future!

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Application Open for the Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics Scholars Program

The Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC-PEG) is a collaborative group aimed at improving healthcare provider genomics education. The Scholars Program provides exposure to the broader genomics community and experts in the field, with the opportunity to work on genetics/genomics-related education projects under the mentorship of an ISCC-PEG member. The application deadline is Oct. 1. Candidates must be enrolled in a college, higher degree program or training program at the time they begin their term as a scholar. Apply today!

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DNA Subway: A Bioinformatics Tool for Students

Bring the DNA Subway to your students! DNA Subway is a collaborative workspace to generate DNA sequence annotations, conduct phylogenetic analyses, and analyze Next-Generation Sequencing data. It has an appealing and intuitive interface that uses the metaphor of a network of subway lines to guide users through the maze of analysis steps necessary to annotate and compare DNA sequences. Developed with an eye to undergraduate education; DNA Subway can make high-level DNA analysis available to faculty and students by simplifying annotation and comparative genomics workflows.

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Coming in November: National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference

The National Association of Biology Teachers is hosting a Professional Development Conference from Nov. 10 – Nov. 13, in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is an opportunity to join leaders in biology and life science education for presentations from renowned speakers, interactive workshops, and special events. Register now!

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This month's featured article in

Genomics: Insights

"Exploring the Gut-Brain Axis: How Do the Bacteria in our Gut Communicate with our Brain?"

Authors: Katherine Maki & Caitlin Dreisbach

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