Genetics topics, videos and case studies

One of the first tasks for the genetics group at the Buffalo flipped case studies workshop was to agree upon a list of the essential and important genetics topics for an intro biology course, and then match the topics to the best freely available videos that address these topics, and to any relevant case studies. The purpose is to identify gaps, as targets for new videos and case studies. Here is the list we came up with. With agreement from the team, I am publicising this table for input from the wider community of intro biology instructors.

If you know of other videos that address any of these topics, and are 10 min or shorter, engaging, informative, freely available, and appropriate for an intro biology audience, please submit a comment with a brief description of the topic and a link. If you have been contemplating flipping your class, or are searching for good videos and case studies to use in your intro bio class, please feel free to use this table as a resource. You can download this table as an editable & printable file for your convenience here: genetics_topics_videos_casestudies_table.

Topic Concepts Video(Title and Link) Case Study(Title and Link)
Chromosome architecture and Replication DNA Structure

Chemical Structure of DNA

What is DNA?

Classical Experiments in Molecular Biology
Chromosome architecture and Replication Classical experiments

Great Discoveries in Science: Double Helix

The Secret of Life – Discovery of DNA Structure (Click on DNA to find)

Classical Experiments in Molecular Biology
Chromosome architecture and Replication Physical relationship of DNA/chromosomes/genes

DNA LC: How DNA is packaged

What is a Gene?

What is DNA?

What is a Chromosome?

 
Chromosome architecture and Replication Replication

Advanced: DNA LC: DNA replication

DNA Replication – Basic Detail

Classical Experiments in Molecular Biology
Meiosis   Meiosis (Intro)

Baby Doe v. The Prenatal Clinic - Prenatal genetic testingThe Case of the Dividing Cell

Crossing Over and Sex Linkage

Meiosis clicker case

Classical/Mendelian Genetics monohybrid crosses Bozeman Punnett square and monohybrid cross The Wolfman and the Chromosomal Basis of HeredityMendel Dreams
Classical/Mendelian Genetics dihybrid crosses Beginner’s Guide to Punnett Squares (Bozeman) Mendel Dreams
Classical/Mendelian Genetics Punnett squares

Beginner’s Guide to Punnett Squares (Bozeman)

Bozeman Punnett square and monohybrid cross

Genetics of cystic fibrosis
Exceptions to Mendelian Genetics codominance

Chromosomal Genetics (Bozeman)

Advanced Genetics (Bozeman)

Blood types and codominanceBloodline: A human genetics case
Exceptions to Mendelian Genetics incomplete dominance

Chromosomal Genetics (Bozeman)

Advanced Genetics (Bozeman)

Exceptions to Simple Dominance: Codominance and Incomplete Dominance

Filipek: Incomplete dominance

Those Old Kentucky Blues
Exceptions to Mendelian Genetics sex linkage

Chromosomal Genetics (Bozeman)

Advanced Genetics (Bozeman)

Crossing Over and Sex Linkage
Exceptions to Mendelian Genetics multiple alleles

Chromosomal Genetics (Bozeman)

Advanced Genetics (Bozeman)

Bloodline: A human genetics case
The Central Dogma/Flow of Genetic Information transcription

DNA and RNA structural comparison

DNA LC: Transcription (advanced)

Transcription and Translation (Introduction)

Transcription animation

Decoding the FluFoxp2 gene expression
The Central Dogma/Flow of Genetic Information translation

Translation

Translation animation

Decoding the FluFoxp2 gene expression
The Central Dogma/Flow of Genetic Information mutations Mutations (Bozeman)

Cancer genetics case studyPrenatal genetic testing

Not Exactly…

Genetics of cystic fibrosis

Genomics Content of Human Genome Richard Resnick’s TED talk: Welcome to the genome revolution Genetics of PTC sensitivity
Pedigree analysis   Pedigree Analysis in Human Genetics Cancer genetics case studyTo the Bitter End: A Case Study Examining the Genetics of PTC Sensitivity
Gene regulation Lac operon or prokaryoteseukaryotes

Gene Regulation (Bozeman)

The Operon (Bozeman)

 
Society and ethics GMOs

A Green Light for Biology – Making the Invisible, visible. (to view, open link and click on “Biotechnology”)

Rediscovering Biology – GMOs

Do You Really Know What You’re Eating?Golden Rice

Frakenfoods

All that Glitters May Not Be Gold

From Cow Juice to a Billion Dollar Drug, With Some Breakthroughs in Between

Society and ethics genetic testing & privacy   Maternity/paternity testing
DNA Technology PCR

best animation explaining PCR (interactive version here)

PCR animation

King Tut DNA analysisPCR testing of pigs

DNA Analysis and Criminal Justice

DNA Technology Gel Electrophoresis

Gel Electrophoresis Lab (Learn Genetics-Utah)

Gel Electrophoresis (DNALC)

King Tut DNA analysisIn vitro fertilization and genetic testing
DNA Technology Recombinant DNA technology Experiments & techniques: basic recombination (cloning into plasmids) From Cow Juice to a Billion Dollar Drug, With Some Breakthroughs in Between
DNA Technology Forensics

Naming the Dead – Forensic Information

Justice DNA – Freeing the Innocent

A link for the Missing – DNA “Fingerprinting”

(For all three videos, open link and click on “Forensic Science”)

The Case of the Druid Dracula (DNA Forensic Analysis)DNA Analysis and Criminal Justice
DNA Technology DNA sequencing

Whole genome sequencing and you

The animated genome

 
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I'm an Associate Professor in the School of Biology at Georgia Tech, and Faculty Coordinator of the Professional MS Bioinformatics degree program.
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2 Responses to Genetics topics, videos and case studies

  1. jchoigt says:

    Please note that this table was a collaborative effort with equal contributions from all team members. Besides myself, the team included (in alphabetical order by last name): Tracie Addy (Yale U.), Kevin Bonney (NYU), Bethany Brook Stone (U. Missouri) and Brian White (UMass Boston).

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