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DNA Day Essay Contest

Celebrate DNA Day (April 25th) which commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953.


Teen Genes Video Challenge

Show us what excites you about genetics! This new contest asks students to submit a video based upon a genetics concept that excites them.


High School Workshop

The High School Workshop is a one-day workshop at the ASHG Annual Meeting for local high school students.


Careers in Human Genetics

This is a good resource for students who are interested in pursuing a career in human genetics.


Scitable/Nature Education: Ask an Expert

Stumped? This resource allows students to ask knowledgeable experts about confusing concepts in the life sciences.


Evolution/Darwin Day

On February 12, celebrate the birth of Charles Darwin, whose ideas continue to guide our thinking today.






Lesson Plan Database

Developed by the Geneticist-Educator Network of Alliances (GENA), this database includes classroom-tested lesson plans for a variety of genetics-related topics.


Find a Geneticist (GEON)

Genetics Education Outreach Network (GEON) is a network of genetics professionals who are willing to assist K-12 science teachers when teaching genetics. Teachers can search for GEON members by location or specialty.

Genetics Education Resources

This site links to exemplary genetics curricula, websites, books, and videos to share with K-12 students.


Evolution Education Resources

This resource includes information about Charles Darwin, as well as primers and papers for learning and teaching evolution.





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