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Whodunit? A Murder Mystery for Teaching Biology
From Sherlock Holmes to modern-days sleuths, the tremendous explosion of interest in the science of forensics is all around us. Turn on the television and you will see popular shows like
Population Genetics of Human Short Tandem Repeats
As forensic DNA lab topics have become popular in high schools, colleges and universities, offering a professional-level forensic DNA lab still faces technical and financial challenges. In this study ...
Human Microsatellite DNA: Population Genetics and Forensic Application
As forensic DNA lab topics have become popular in high schools, colleges and universities, offering a professional- level forensic DNA lab still faces technical and financial challenges. In this study...
Crime Investigation Laboratory Captivates Interest of Non-major Students
Many non-major biology students are fascinated with television crime dramas that utilize forensic analysis. To captivate students’ interest in forensic investigations, a “crime drama” laboratory modul...
The Case of the Pilfered Plants: Biotechnology (and More) Using an Interactive CD-ROM
The primary goal of this mini-workshop was to give participants an opportunity to test an instructional module in biotechnology. The module, which can stand alone or be accompanied by hands-on laborat...
DNA: From Lab to Courtroom
The laboratory exercise on DNA fingerprinting was specifically developed for inclusion in a two part laboratory sequence for nonscience majors. This exercise is placed in the lab sequence to correspon...
DNA Profiling by Mutliplex PCR Amplification and Genotype Determination by Reverse Dot-Blot Hybridization to Sequence-Specific Oligonucleotide Probes
Human DNA profiling has applications in paternity testing and forensics. This exercise provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with procedures that are currently used to extrac...
Microsatellite DNA: Population Genetics and Forensic Applications
Microsatellite DNA has been used as standard genetic markers for human identification in forensic laboratories. This multi-week lab module uses professional lab techniques to cover concepts in molecul...
Introducing Students to Conservation Genetics Using Sturgeon Caviar and Other Fish Eggs
In this laboratory exercise students will learn how to: (a) Isolate DNA from individual sturgeon and other fish eggs (available at any local deli that sells caviar) using the DNAzol method, (b) Set up...
Use PCR and a Single Hair to Produce a "DNA Fingerprint"
As a former student once commented, "PCR is the sliced bread of molecular biology". Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a process that allows an investigator to amplify a portion of a single piece of D...
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