Discovering the Genome is a web-based curriculum for science classes. The curriculum consists of modules that introduce genomics to students.  The modules include videos, activities, discussion questions, and other tools so students can  explore and discover the genome.

Course Module Features

  • Modules are listed on the left in order of foundational topics to more advanced topics.
  • Modules are designed to be self-contained and can be used as a whole or in sections that enhance your existing curriculum.
  • Module descriptions and educator tips are in the For Teachers section of the website.
  • Modules can be used in any order that is appropriate for your students.

Genomics is an exciting, quickly advancing technical field. It affects healthcare, food production, natural resources management, and environmental conservation. It stimulates bioengineering and synthetic biology solutions. It answers questions about biology and life that haven’t answered before. It poses many more new questions. We invite you and your students to discover the genome…

J. Kim Lab

Collecting Single Neurons

Photograph of harvesting individual neurons from culture. Each neuron has its body and neurites (dendrites and axons). The body is about 20um (~0.0008 inches) and the neurites, which look like strings coming out the body, are 50—100 um. A tiny glass pipette is placed over the cell body using a mechanical micro-manipulator and tiny vacuum suction is used to pull the cell in (middle panel). Individual cells are collected in this manner to characterize their gene expression. More information about the lab that generated this image is here.