Websites

The DNALC’s award-winning suite of websites includes primers on DNA structure and function, genetic disorders, the molecular basis of cancer and cognition, 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.

DNA from the Beginning

Discover the concepts and experiments that define the fields of genetics and molecular biology. This animated primer features the work of over 100 scientists and researchers.

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DNA Barcoding 101

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.

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DNA Subway

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.

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DNA Interactive

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA structure and the development of "DNA science." A large collection of videos and interactive 3-D animations provides an enriching experience.

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Image Archive on the American Eugenics Movement

Explore documents and photographs of the Eugenics movement from the early decades of the 20th century. Read annotated essays from social historians on subjects relating to the Eugenics movement.

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Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online

Understanding how genes and other molecules contribute to human thinking – and disorders of thinking – remains one of the greatest challenges of modern times. Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online is a site modeled on principles of neural networking, which examines current research to discover the molecular and cellular basis of human thinking.

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Inside Cancer

Learn more about the pathways that lead to cancer and the molecular basis of new diagnostics and treatments. Explore the biology of a cancer cell.

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Learn About SMA

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.

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Weed to Wonder

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.

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Your Genes, Your Health

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.

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Genetic Origins

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.

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Lab Center

Coming for a hands-on laboratory field trip? Visit the Lab Center for laboratory pre-visit and follow-up materials. Lab protocol, video introduction, background, educational correlations, and more are provided for each of our most popular labs.

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RNA-Seq for the Next Generation

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.

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BioServers

Analyze your DNA with the Dolan DNA Learning Center's bioinformatics tools. Compare your DNA with other humans and other species stored in a database maintained by the DNALC.

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