Rebecca Ellis is a research associate at Michigan State University. The Connected Biology project (ConnectedBio), a collaboration between the Concord Consortium and Michigan State University, recently released Deer Mouse Fur Color: From the Field to the Beach. This free, Next Generation Science Standards-aligned set of 15 lessons guides students through a nuanced understanding of the […]
As schools across the country begin reopening for the new school year, we are faced with the possibility that the situation we lived through in the spring may become, for a while at least, the “new normal.” Due to the frightening level of the COVID-19 virus in many areas, some school buildings remain closed entirely […]
Google’s Doodle on January 9 honored Har Gobind Khorana, a Nobel laureate whose work with DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis was seminal to deciphering the genetic code. Did anyone besides us (shout out to our own Eli Kosminsky!) notice that, midway through the day, the cartoon changed? Google Doodle in the morning… The same […]
Geniverse brings genetics to life with game-like challenges and an engaging narrative. Students use a virtual model species (drakes) to explore the fundamental mechanisms of heredity and genetic diseases and then get a taste of careers in genetics.
The CRISPR gene editing technique is faster, cheaper, and more accurate than past methods of editing DNA. And it’s creating a huge buzz in the world of science and medical research. By precisely removing, adding, or altering part of the genome, CRISPR enables geneticists to target and edit genes that are associated with genetic diseases—without […]
Embedded in our Geniverse genetics software, GUIDE’s hybrid system partners an intelligent tutoring system with the pedagogical expertise of the classroom teacher and existing classroom networks of peer support.
GeniConnect is developing and researching a coherent series of student experiences involving game-based learning, industry mentoring, and hands-on laboratory work in biotechnology and genetics.