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Gel Electrophoresis A slide show explaining this process which uses electricity to separate DNA fragments by size as they migrate through a gel matrix.
DNA Restriction Technology A slide show that explains The discovery of enzymes that could cut and paste DNA made genetic engineering possible. Restriction enzymes, found naturally in bacteria, can be used to cut DNA fragment at specific sequences, while another enzyme, DNA ligase, can attach or rejoin DNA fragments with complementary ends.
Cancer Genome Atlas Article (password required) This article describes an ambitious $1.5 billion federal project to systematically search for genes mutated in dozens of cancer types.
Methods for Genomics
Russell Text Figures (password pending)
Cell and Molecular Biology
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Chromosome 11 Tour This is a "flyover" of the tip of the short arm of human chromosome 11 covers about 650,000 nucleotides. Genes, introns, exons, and transposons are all color coded. A great overview that brings visual substance to DNA science.
Polymerase Chain Reaction This slide show explains Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a process that enables researchers to produce millions of copies of a specific DNA sequence in approximately two hours. This automated process bypasses the need to use bacteria for amplifying DNA.
Model Organisms for genetic and molecular biology experiments. A cartoon depiction of the primary model organisms with descriptions of their individual advantages and disadvantages.
Electrophoresis Animation A charming animation that takes students step by step through the process of running gel electophoresis.