Understanding the Human Genome Project

CD-ROM Multimedia Downloads

Download to your computer the multimedia portions of Understanding the Human Genome Project.

Dynamic Timeline

Screenshot of the Dynamic Timeline multimedia portion of the Education Kit: Understanding the Human Genome Project

An interactive timeline of milestones in genetics, presenting more than 90 key events and discoveries. By clicking on any year in the timeline, the user can read a short, illustrated story and often find archival images and original scientific publications.

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Genes, Variation and Human History

Screenshot of the Genes, Variation, and Human History portion of the Education Kit: Understanding the Human Genome Project

Two interactive classroom activities that address what it means to be human - as a species, as a population, and as an individual. The user will learn how genetic variation allows the study of similarities and differences among individuals and how to use genetic data to compare human populations from various parts of the world.

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How to Sequence a Human Genome

Screenshot of the How to Sequence a Genome portion of the Education Kit: Understanding the Human Genome Project

Animated and narrated segments presenting all the essential steps in sequencing a genome.

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Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI)

Screenshot of the ELSI portion of the Education Kit: Understanding the Human Genome Project

Case studies including background sections and information necessary to evaluate the scenario, short vignettes raising an important ethical or societal issue, a set of discussion questions, and Web links and other resources to assist those in search of more detailed information.

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Bioinformatics

Screenshot of the Bioinformatics portion of the Education Kit: Understanding the Human Genome Project

This tutorial demonstrates finding genes, finding functions, and examining variation through the use of bioinformatics. Bioinformatics is the branch of biology that is concerned with the acquisition, storage, display, and analysis of the information found in nucleic acid and protein sequence data.

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Exploring Our Molecular Selves (3D Animation)

Screenshot of the Exploring Our Molecular Selves portion of the Education Kit: Understanding the Human Genome Project

This dynamic 3D animation will take you "inside" for a close up look at our Molecular Selves. Watch as the mysteries of the Human Genome are literally "unraveled".

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Apple Download Macintosh Download (51.9 MB) (Power PC only)

 

 

 


Note for Windows users: After installing any of the multimedia components, locate the shortcuts on your desktop named Launch Timeline.exe, Launch Human_History, Launch Sequence, Launch ELSI, Launch Bioinformatics, or Launch Molecular_Selves and click to begin playing.

Note for Macintosh users: The multimedia components currently download/install on PowerPC Macintoshs only.

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Last Reviewed: April 2, 2014