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Scanning Life's Matrix: The Human Genome

The Human Genome Lecture Notes on the Human Genome. (pdf format)

Human Genome Fact Sheet A one page sheet of interesting facts about the human genome (pdf format)

Maps Lecture Notes and a Computer Activity on Chromosome Maps (pdf format)

Coding Regions Lecture notes on the coding regions of the human genome as well as gene duplication and divergence. Also includes links to computer based activities that help users understand how coding regions are identified. (pdf format)

Alternative Splicing An activity with beads that leads students through 3 different examples of alternative splicing. (pdf format)

Vertebrates, flies, and worms: Protein domain usage compared A computer based activity. (pdf format)

Evolution of Apoptosis Proteins: Domain Rearrangement to Create New Protein Architectures
Student Activity
Proteins - This activity is bead based. This page provides a model that teachers can use to select, buy, and set up beads for this activity. Alternatively, the paper proteins on this sheet can be cut out and used in place of beads.

Uses of the Human Genome - A description of some of the uses of data from the human genome (pdf format)

The Hunt for New Medicines: Therapeutic Drug Targets
Student Activity
Teacher Answers

NCBI Website - Understanding the information on the Locus Link page - An explanation of some of the features of the NCBI website, as well as some advice on how to use the website to research the function of a protein (pdf format)

All resources are in pdf format

 

 

 

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