The DNALC’s award-winning suite of websites includes primers on DNA structure and function, genetic disorders, the molecular basis of cancer, the history of maize cultivation, and the American eugenics movement. Lab websites provide open source methods for students to actively explore scientific techniques and bioinformatics websites enable students to analyze genes and genomes.
IMPORTANT: Adobe Flash Information
Flash animation technology is no longer supported by web browsers. Several DNALC websites were built using Flash and we have installed the open-source Flash emulator, Ruffle, on some of them. Some sites have been retired (see bottom of this page), but much of the animation and video content is available in the Resources section. If there is an item you can no longer find, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DNA Barcoding 101 includes experimental methods and supporting resources for using DNA barcoding to identify plants or animals – or products made from them. The site is also the home base for teachers and mentors participating in DNALC student research programs, including Barcode Long Island, Urban Barcode Project, and the Urban Barcode Research Program.
As a member of the NSF-funded CyVerse (iPlant Collaborative), the DNALC has developed DNA Subway, a bioinformatics workspace that makes high-level genome analysis broadly available to biology students and educators.
Learn About SMA, developed with support from the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation, is a resource for SMA patients, families and researchers, including stories of living with SMA and the science behind emerging therapies.
[Requires Flash. Original HTML-only, non-Flash version available]
A flexible "e-book" that can be viewed as a website, an app, or a printable PDF. The interactive e-book tells the story of the development of maize, from domestication, hybrid vigor, genome sequencing, and transposons, to genetic modification and biofortification of modern maize.
Get clear explanations on the cause, inheritance, and treatment of 15 common genetic disorders. Watch video interviews with clinicians, researchers, healthcare providers, and patients who talk about the disorders.
Find out what DNA tells us about human origins. Use your own DNA to explore relationships between different ethnic populations. Complete with laboratory protocols and information on how to send samples to the DNALC for sequencing.
RNA-Seq for the Next Generation supports development of a sustainable infrastructure and training program to assist undergraduate faculty in integrating RNA-Seq sequence analysis into course-based and independent student research.
The DNALC websites below are no longer being updated or maintained. A few are available with a Flash emulator, but not all features will work. All other sites will be available until the underlying technology fails. Dynamic Genes, Genes to Cognition, Lab Center, and Simple Mapper are no longer available.