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.
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