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Approx. 8 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction and From Mendel to 1000 Genomes

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 25 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Introduction to the Course1m
The Broad Timeline of Genetics12m
Teaching Genetics Through an Exploration of Ethical Issues9m
6 readings
Syllabus10m
Resources10m
Genetics: A Short History10m
Nature and Nurture10m
Thinking Ethically10m
Advancing Technology and the Need for Expanding Ethical Concerns10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

DNA Fingerprinting, Cloning, and the Future

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 51 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Science Bulletins: Cloning and Conservation9m
Teaching with the Next Generation Science Standards15m
Next Generation Science Standards12m
Peer-Graded Assignment Overview4m
3 readings
Cloning: How and Why?10m
DNA Fingerprinting, Individual Identification and Ancestry10m
Tools and Techniques in the Modern Molecular Laboratory10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Genomics in Medicine

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 41 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Lab Tour with Dr. DeSalle7m
Using “Genethics” with Students6m
Science Bulletins: Stem Cells: Developing New Cures6m
Science Bulletins: Stem Cell Advance Study of Lou Gehrig’s Disease2m
Science Bulletins: Stem Cells Made from Eggs Alone2m
Science Bulletins: Genes and Health – Moving Beyond Race6m
4 readings
Epigenetics and the Epigenome10m
Human Variation Versus Ethnic Groups and Pharmacogenomics10m
Redesigning the Self: The Promise and Perils of Genetic Enhancement10m
A Modern Day Genetic Testing Conundrum10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Genomes, Agriculture, and Society

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 23 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Science Bulletins: Potato Biodiversity – Ensuring the Future8m
Teaching About GMO Food4m
6 readings
Genetically Modified Food: Bt Corn10m
Genomics, Biotechnology, and Agriculture10m
Mapping Morality: The Rights and Wrongs of Genomics10m
Resources10m
Opportunities for Educators10m
Support AMNH10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz30m

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