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External Genetics Resources


Below we have provided resources developed by ASHG, as well as highlighted a few exemplary genetics curriculum, websites, and books developed by others.  We encourage all educators and GEON members to use these resources with their K-12 students.


Looking for K-12 resources online? Check out the free resources we've compiled below!


Audio/Video Clips Interactive Lesson Plans Reference/ Fact Sheets Searchable by Topic

Action Bioscience - American Institute of Biological Sciences




BioEd Online - Baylor College of Medicine

Bioethics Curriculum Project - Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Bioethics Resources for College - Praxis Center

BioInteractive - Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Biological Sciences Curriculum Study - BSCS


DNA Learning Center - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


The DNA Files - SoundVision Productions


Evolution & the Nature of Science Institutes - Indiana University


GeneEd - National Library of Medicine


GeneTests - BioReference Laboratories


Genetic Testing Registry - National Center for Biotechnology Information


Genetics Home Reference - National Library of Medicine


Geniverse - The Concord Consortium
 - National Human Genome Research Institute


Human Genome Project - Department of Energy


Inside Cancer - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Learn.Genetics & Teach.Genetics - Genetic Science Learning Center


NCBI Education - National Center for Biotechnology Information


Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man - McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine


PEARLS Project - Positive Exposure


Personal Genetics Education Project - Harvard Medical School


ScienceNetLinks - American Association for the Advancement of Science


Scitable - Nature Education

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms - National Human Genome Research Institute      

Understanding Evolution - University of California Museum of Paleontology

Unlocking Life's Code - Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History & NHGRI      

Virtual Genetics Education Centre - University of Leicester


YourGenome - Wellcome Genome Campus



Need a tune to engage all levels of students? ASHG member, Jim Sikela and his daughter Megan want to share "I love DNA" with you. Here you can find the lyrics and the audio. Enjoy!



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