Events

DNA Decoded: Functional Genomics and Medicine
DNA Decoded

Your students will explore the use of functional genomics to provide customized care for patients.

DNA Decoded
DNA Decoded

 DNA Decoded provides ready-to-go, standards-aligned lessons and activities for teachers and students to explore the ways they can see genomics in their everyday lives.

DNA Decoded: Why Bats? Disease Transmission to Humans
DNA Decoded

By analyzing the connection between bats and humans in the transmission of pathogens like COVID-19, students will learn about disease mutations and how epidemiologists track and fight disease outbreaks.

DNA Decoded: Disease Detectives
DNA Decoded

Your students will explore disease mutations and discover how epidemiologists track disease and work to stop outbreaks.

DNA Decoded: Race and Medicine
DNA Decoded

Your students will work as scientists who have been hired by a legal team to provide evidence for a case that says there is no biological evidence to support the idea that humans are different ‘races’.

DNA Decoded: Secrets of Sequencing
DNA Decoded

Your students will work in small groups to model the genetic sequencing of a fictional patient’s DNA and explore the genetic elements that can be helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of people with genetic abnormalities.

DNA Decoded: Medicine of the Future
DNA Decoded

Your students will role-play hospital administrators, who are implementing precision medicine at their site.

DNA Decoded: Genes or the Gym?
DNA Decoded

To understand heritability, students will investigate the ways genetics can influence athletic performance.

DNA Decoded: Breaking the Chain — Viral Transmission
DNA Decoded

After learning to identify the structure of viruses and understand how this structure relates to cellular infection, students will create a 3-D model of the COVID-19 virus and suggest structural changes.

DNA Decoded: The Microbiome and Mental Health
DNA Decoded

Working collaboratively, students will contribute to an infographic that illustrates the connection between the microbiome and mental health.

DNA Decoded: Your Other Genome
DNA Decoded

Your students will be presented with a curious treatment for a nasty infection called Clostridium Difficile… poop pills!

DNA Decoded: Targeting Cancer
DNA Decoded

Your students will learn how targeted therapy is changing treatment for cancer patients by using gene sequencing to look for cellular changes, chromosomal abnormalities, and gene mutations.