Department of Genome Sciences
This site features information on the University
of Washington's innovative K-12 programs designed to
bring leading-edge science to teachers and students. These
programs provide interdisciplinary, hands-on science curricula,
teacher training, equipment, and support.
A University of Washington K-12 outreach program that provides professional development for elementary, middle, and high school teachers and
works to identify and develop outstanding genetics instructional materials.
University of Washington
The UW Genome Center in
Seattle Washington is the site of our automated sequencing
activities. This site features a virtual tour, protocols for many
lab techniques, and other information related to large-scale
This site features an extensive collection of reviews of genetics
curricular materials for grades K-12, genetics classroom activities
and lesson plans, and links to many other genetics and biotechnology
outreach programs throughout Washington state.
Cold Spring Harbor
DNA Learning Center
One of the most
well-designed and informative web sites geared towards science
education, the DNA Learning Center is an excellent resource for
students, teachers and the general public regarding classroom and
computer-based learning resources.
Access Excellence is the
place to go to learn about biotechnology. This well-designed and
well-organized site features teaching communities, plenty of
activities, and opportunities for collaboration between teachers,
scientists, and students.
Science Learning Center
This University of Utah site
features scientist profiles, separate sections for teachers, students, and
families, and excellent overviews of introductory genetics as well as more
A Primer on Molecular
This Department of Energy
primer, published in 1992, contains a useful overview of many key genetic concepts, as
well as valuable information about the Human Genome Project.
Print-ready PDF versions of the document are also available.
and Its Impact on Medicine and Society: A 2001 Primer
This primer updates the 1992 Primer on Molecular Genetics. This edition covers basic
science; the Human Genome Project; what we know so far; related
ethical, legal, and societal issues; medicine; benefits; and more.
Also available in PDF.
Genetics Education Center
Based at the University of
Kansas, the Genetics Education Center brings together information
and links from a wide variety of different sources, making it an
excellent starting point for investigation of genetics education
National Human Genome Research
The mission of the NHGRI
is to head the Human
Genome Project for the National
Institutes of Health (NIH). NHGRI is one of 24 institutes,
centers, or divisions that make up the NIH, the federal
government's primary agency for the support of biomedical
Science Education Partnership, Fred
Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
SEP is a professional development program in
biotechnology for secondary school teachers in Washington State.
State Outreach Programs in Genetics and Biotechnology
An alphabetical listing of programs in Washington.
Institute on Drug Abuse
One of 24 institutes belonging to the National Institutes of Health.
Primary funder of the High School Human Genome Program.
Neuroscience site for K-12 students and teachers. Activities, trivia,
and the latest in neuroscience, all at an accessible level for this
This site includes a historical account of the Human Genome Project
and the challenges the project has faced, as well as current
information on the progress of the HGP. Other unique pages are
"20 Facts about the Human Genome" and a "Tour of the