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New NLM Resource: GeneEd

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the release of a new educational resource, GeneEd. http://geneed.nlm.nih.gov

Developed in collaboration with the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI) (http://www.genome.gov/) and with teachers and experts in genetics and genetic counseling, GeneEd is a useful resource of trusted information which helps students and teachers in grades 9 – 12 learn genetics.GeneEd allows students and teachers to explore topics such as Cell Biology, DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Heredity/Inheritance Patterns, Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment, Genetic Conditions, Evolution, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, DNA Forensics, and Top Issues in Genetics.

Teachers can use the site to introduce topics, supplement existing materials, and provide as a reliable source to students conducting research. The site links to categories such as research articles, animation, games, videos, interactive tutorials, and labs and experiments.

3D images, illustrations and text from the NHRGI help enrich the user experience by providing vivid imagery to reinforce genetic concepts. Text varies from easy-to-read to advanced reading levels, making this a versatile tool both in and out of the classroom.

Specialty pages, including Teacher Resources and Labs and Experiments, highlight tools which teachers may find particularly helpful.  Other specialty pages such as Careers in Genetics and Highlights allow students to see what is new and noteworthy in the field of Genetics and provide links to careers related to the science of Genetics.

To stay up to date with all NLM K-12 resources:

P.S.  Don’t forget to visit Genetics Home Reference (GHR): Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions at: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/

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