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Molecular Workbench offers tools for visualizing and computing the motion of atoms and molecules. See simulations of diffusion, dissolution, distillation, chemical reactions, chain reactions...  (The Concord Consortium, supported by National Science Foundation)
Human Genetic Variation offers activities exploring how genes and the environment influence human diversity, what role DNA sequences play in genetic differences, and more. Students are invited to assume the...  (National Human Genome Research Institute, supported by National Institutes of Health)
Origins lets us look over the shoulders of scientists and glimpse the often-unseen moments of investigation. Take "virtual field trips" to eight observatories -- Arecibo, where...  (National Science Foundation)
Putting DNA to Work looks at where DNA is found, similarities in the DNA of humans and other species, and how traits are inherited from one generation to the next. Learn how DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)...  (National Academy of Sciences)
Action Bioscience offers scientific articles and lessons. Topics include the value of a garden, plant genebanks, bacteria (friend or foe?), biodiversity, real-life aliens (introduced species), apes...  (American Institute of Biological Sciences, supported by National Science Foundation)
Molecular Stepping Stones features online activities, including simulations, to help students understand 10 key concepts underlying many biological processes. Topics include atomic structure, random motion...  (The Concord Consortium, supported by National Science Foundation)
The Chemistry of Health tells how chemistry and biochemistry are increasing our understanding of human health. Learn how biochemical relays keep our organ systems operating, how food is broken down and used...  (National Institutes of Health)
Genetic Science Learning Center features animations and activities for learning about DNA, cells, and other topics in genetics and bioscience. Build a DNA molecule. Transcribe and translate a gene. See why a...  (University of Utah, supported by National Institutes of Health)
New Genetics explains the process by which all living things pass genes to their offspring. Discover how genes serve as "instruction books" for making molecules (such as RNA and proteins) that...  (National Institutes of Health)
DNA Microarray is a "virtual lab" of a DNA microarray experiment. Compare samples of healthy tissue and cancerous tissue as a scientist would. Learn the basics about DNA and gene expression...  (Genetic Science Learning Center, supported by National Institutes of Health)
Genetics and Heredity provides video clips and interactive resources for learning about birth and growth, genetic inheritance, human genetics, inherited characteristics, Mendelian genetics, and molecular...  (Teachers' Domain, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Biology explores biological molecules, self-assembly, and DNA. Zoom in on the macromolecules from which living things are made. Discover how, on the molecular level, things can assemble...  (Concord Consortium, supported by National Science Foundation)
Talking Glossary of Genetics focuses on 256 terms related to genetics. Listen to scientists define and describe each term. See illustrations and 3-D animations of cells, chromosomes, genes, mitosis, protein, and...  (National Institutes of Health)
Life Sciences at Science360 features 120+ videos on bats, bed bugs, bird wings, butterflies, brain mapping, evolution, football science, genetics, gorillas, jellyfish, mitochondria, orangutans, red-eyed tree...  (National Science Foundation)
ABCs to Public Health focuses on the critical role of public health laboratories in protecting the public against diseases and other health hazards. This Centers for Disease Control tool is designed to...  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
To Know Ourselves tells about the Human Genome Project and provides general information about and links to the coordinated effort to determine the complete sequence of the DNA in the human genome. It...  (Human Genome Project, supported by Department of Energy)
Biotechnology Education Program offers lessons and learning activities on acids and bases, diffraction, DNA fingerprinting and criminal evidence, electrophoresis (a tool molecular geneticists use to separate DNA...  (Department of Energy)
Genomics Primer gives an overview of the science of genetics and the Human Genome Project. Learn about genomes, DNA, genes, chromosomes, and more. Find audio and video files about genetics and the...  (Human Genome Project, supported by Department of Energy)
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