Genetics Education Resources
Below we have provided resources developed by ASHG, as well as highlighted a few exemplary genetics curriculum, web sites, and books and videos developed by others. Educators and GEON members, consider using these resources with your K-12 students.
The lessons in our database were developed by Geneticist-Educator Network of Alliances (GENA) teams and have been further adapted by ASHG for use in high school (or advanced middle school) life sciences classrooms. They are classroom-tested and ready-to-go!
Explore the data ASHG collected at the 2011 USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Learn about height and tongue-rolling as complex and simple traits, respectively.
Whether you are ready to teach an undergraduate genetics course or want a way to introduce genetics to your own children, there might be a resource below perfect for what you are looking for. ASHG partners with Cold Spring Harbor Press to provide a 10% discount to those who order the books listed below
through this link.
Gene Machines (Enjoy Your Cells Series 4) By Fran Balkwill; Mic Rolph
High School, Undergraduate, and Above
Evolution By Nicholas H. Barton, University of Edinburgh; Derek
E.G. Briggs, Yale University; Jonathan A. Eisen, The Institute for Genomic Research; David Goldstein, Duke University Medical Center; Nipam H. Patel, University of California, Berkeley
A Passion for DNA: Genes, Genomes, and Society By James D. Watson, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory With an Introduction, Afterword, and Annotations by Walter Gratzer, King’s College London
Murderous Science: Elimination by Scientific Selection of Jews, Gypsies, and Others in Germany 1933-1945 By Benno Müller-Hill, Institut für Genetik, Universität Köln
Mendel's Legacy: The Origin of Classical Genetics By Elof Axel Carlson, Professor Emeritus New York University at Stony Brook