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Genetic Science Learning Center: Challenges in Gene Therapy
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Part of a series exploring the biotechnology of gene therapy. This section takes a look at some of the challenges faced in gene therapy and complications that have resulted during trial research.

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Mathematics
Science
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Reading
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University of Utah
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Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
08/28/2023
Genetic Science Learning Center: Cloning in Focus
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This group of pages comprehensively covers the topic of cloning. There is an interactive section about how it's done, some history of cloning technology, important issues in cloning, and even an interactive quiz.

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Mathematics
Science
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Lesson
Provider:
University of Utah
Date Added:
04/12/2021
Genetic Science Learning Center: Epigenetics
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Videos, interactive activities, and articles explaining the influences that cause parts of the genome to be turned on and off. Learn how nutrition, behavior, stress and other factors determine gene expression.

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Mathematics
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Lesson
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University of Utah
Date Added:
04/12/2021
Genetic Science Learning Center: Examples of Aneuploidy
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Only a few types of aneuploidy are compatible with life. Use this drop-down menu to understand more about common genetic disorders resulting from monoploidy and polyploidy, such as Down Syndrome. Learn features of the disorder, see how it is managed, and view pictures of children with the disorder.

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Mathematics
Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Utah
Provider Set:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
04/12/2021
Genetic Science Learning Center: Examples of Single Gene Disorders
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Use this drop-down menu to explore singe gene disorders such as Cystic Fibrosis, Huntington Disease, Sickle Cell, and more. Learn the symptoms and features of the disease, how to treat and/or manage the disease, and links to additional resources. Also, view pictures and charts of the affected gene in a healthy person and someone who has the disorder.

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Mathematics
Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Utah
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Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
04/12/2021
Genetic Science Learning Center: Examples of Unbalanced Chromosomal Arrangements
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Learn about disorders caused by a deletion of DNA from one of the chromosomes. This article explains causes, inheritance, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Cri-du-Chat Syndrome and Wiliams Syndrome.

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Mathematics
Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Utah
Provider Set:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
04/12/2021
Genetic Science Learning Center: How Vesicles Transport Cargo
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A detailed explanation, accompanied by labeled illustrations and real-time movies, showing how vesicles move molecules around, both inside and outside a cell.

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Mathematics
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Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
University of Utah
Provider Set:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
04/12/2021
Genetic Science Learning Center: The Basics and Beyond
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This website offers a clear definition of the science of Genetics, highlighting DNA and genes. There is a neat, easy-to-understand animated tour of the basics and an opportunity to go inside an animated cell. Student can build a DNA molecule and discover how proteins function. Teachers and students alike will enjoy "What Makes a Firefly Glow?" Among others, there is a student activity based on using DNA to solve a mystery of stolen artifacts. The great teacher resources supply guides and suggest classroom activities. All in all, this is a useful site whose simple interactive graphics provide a fun and easy way to learn the difficult subject of DNA.

Subject:
Mathematics
Science
Material Type:
Catalog
Provider:
University of Utah
Provider Set:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
08/28/2023
Genetic Science Learning Center: The Evolution of the Cell
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Learn about the endosymbiotic theory. This theory explains the evolution of cells from a mitochondria and chloroplast working together in a symbiotic relationship to the current cell structure.

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Reading
Provider:
University of Utah
Provider Set:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
04/12/2021
Genetic Science Learning Center: Tour of the Basics
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Get it all straight! The "Tour of the Basics" will help clarify the basic principals of genetics science from DNA, genes, chromosomes, proteins, heredity, and traits.

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Lesson
Module
Provider:
University of Utah
Provider Set:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
08/28/2023
Learn Genetics: Click and Clone
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Practice the steps of cloning in this interactive animation. Using what you know about somatic cell nuclear transfer, your mission is to create a genetically identical clone of Mimi, a brown female mouse. You'll answer a few questions at the end to show what you've learned.

Subject:
Mathematics
Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
University of Utah
Date Added:
08/07/2023
Learn Genetics: How to Extract DNA from Anything Living
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Four steps is all it takes to get DNA out of a variety of living things. The requirements include a blender, meat tenderizer, isopropyl alcohol, and a test tube. Sources of DNA include but are not limited to split peas, strawberries, broccoli and chicken livers.

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Mathematics
Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
University of Utah
Date Added:
08/07/2023