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Molecular Genetics

Molecular Genetics

Electrophoresis is a method for separation of macromolecules (DNA, RNA, proteins) based on their size and charge.
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DNA and RNA structure and function, gene regulation, proteins, mutation, viral structures and replication, genomics, medical genetics

  • Making Copies of an HIV Particle

    Making Copies of an HIV ParticleLesson

    Students read an essay about HIV viral replication, learn the parts of a single HIV particle, and investigate the HIV replication cycle in a host cell.

    Grades: 6-8 9-12
  • Modeling an HIV Particle

    Modeling an HIV ParticleLesson

    Students read an essay about the emergence of HIV/AIDS, then learn about the virus' basic structure by making three-dimensional paper models of an HIV particle.

    Grades: 6-8 9-12
  • X or Y: Does It Make a Difference?

    X or Y: Does It Make a Difference?Lesson

    Students describe the functional differences of X and Y chromosomes, and explain the significance of these differences within the human genome.

    Grades: 9-12

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