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!
by Michael J. Dougherty, actionbioscience.org
This article for educators by ASHG's Director of Education explains our current scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorders as a complex trait influenced by variation in multiple genetic loci and by epigenetic factors.
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.
Double Talking Helix Blues By Joel Herskowitz, New England Medical Center Hospitals, Boston © 1994
Enjoy Your Cells (Enjoy Your Cells Series 1) By Fran Balkwill; Mic Rolph © 2002
Machines (Enjoy Your Cells Series 4) By Fran Balkwill; Mic Rolph
High School and Undergraduate
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 © 2001
Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics By Philip R. Reilly, Interleukin Genetics and Tufts University School of Medicine
Bones, Stones, and Genes: The Origin of Modern Humans (Video) Howard Hughes Medical Institute free for educators in North America
Conversations in Genetics: An Oral History of Our Intellectual Heritage in Genetics Volumes 1, 2, and 3 (Video) Published by The Genetics Society of America © 2004
DNA Science: A First Course, Second Edition By David A. Micklos, Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Greg A. Freyer, Columbia University, New York © 2003
Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications, Eleventh Edition By Ricki Lewis © 2015
Human Genetics: The Basics By Ricki Lewis © 2010
Effective Learning in Life Sciences: How Students Can Achieve Their Full Potential By David Adams © 2011
From Genes to Genomes: Concepts and Applications of DNA Technology, 3rd Edition By Jeremy M. Dale, Malcolm von Schantz, Nicholas Plant © 2012
Gene Cloning and DNA Analysis: An Introduction, 6th Edition By T.A. Brown © 2010
Genome Science: A Practical and Conceptual Introduction to Molecular Genetic Analysis in Eukaryotes By David Micklos, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Bruce Nash, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Uwe Hilgert, University of Arizona © 2014
Medicine in the Genomic Era (Video) Howard Hughes Medical Institute free for educators in North America
Principles of Genetics, 6th Edition By D. Peter Snustad, Michael J. Simmons © 2012
The Double Helix (Video) Howard Hughes Medical Institute free for educators in North America
The Forever Fix By Ricki Lewis © 2013
The Human Genome: A User's Guide: 3rd Edition By R. Scott Hawley © 2010
The Making of the Fittest: Complete Series (Video) Howard Hughes Medical Institute free for educators in North America
The Strongest Boy in the World: How Genetic Information is Reshaping Our Lives, Updated and Expanded Edition By Philip Reilly © 2008