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The American Biology Teacher. 2010; 724231–234 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.4.6
Published: 01 April 2010
...James Billingsley; Kimberly A. Carlson Do our genes exclusively control us, or are other factors at play? Epigenetics can provide a means for students to use inquiry-based methods to understand a complex biological concept. Students research and design an experiment testing whether dietary...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 766365–369 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.6.3
Published: 01 August 2014
...Dina Drits-Esser; Molly Malone; Nicola C. Barber; Louisa A. Stark Epigenetics is the study of how external factors and internal cellular signals can lead to changes in the packaging and processing of DNA sequences, thereby altering the expression of genes and traits. Exploring the epigenome...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 75164 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.1.14
Published: 01 January 2013
... Epigenetics Revolution. By Nessa Carey . 2012 . Columbia University Press . (ISBN 9781848312920 ). 339 pp. Hardcover. $26.95 . The PBS Nova episode “Ghost in Your Genes” has served as an introduction to epigenetics for some members of the general public, biology teachers, and their students...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 744213–223 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.4.3
Published: 01 April 2012
...Richard A. Stein; Devra Lee Davis Epigenetics is emerging as one of the most dynamic and vibrant biomedical areas. Multiple lines of evidence confirm that inherited genetic changes alone cannot fully explain all phenotypic characteristics of live organisms, and additional factors, which are not...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2010; 724221–222 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.4.3
Published: 01 April 2010
...Migdalisel Colóón-Berlingeri Epigenetics involves heritable changes in gene expression that do not involve alterations in the DNA sequence. I developed an active-learning approach to convey this topic to students in a college genetics course. I posted a brief summary of the topic before class to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 803168–174 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.3.168
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and epigenetics into an existing biology curriculum. Many of the topics covered in the curriculum relate to other scientific disciplines, such as the latest developments in stem cell research including tissue bioengineering and gene therapy for inherited mitochondrial disease, how epigenetics occurs...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 73286–89 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.2.6
Published: 01 February 2011
... profile some of these striking cases and their importance for evolution and for understanding a broader epigenetic context for heredity and ontogeny (the emerging field of “evo-devo”). Further, I discuss how such cases, even considered as exceptions, contribute to understanding the nature of science, both...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823137 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.137
Published: 01 March 2020
..., intentionally connecting what we are learning in class to different fields – for instance, by talking about epigenetics in relation to how prenatal or early trauma influences the trajectories of human growth and development. I had a business student whose capstone project examined business models associated...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 81279–87 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.2.79
Published: 01 February 2019
... Associates . Huxman, T.E. , Smith, M.D. , Fay, P.A. , Knapp, A.K. , Shaw, M.R. , Loik, M.E. , et al. ( 2004 ). Convergence across biomes to a common rain-use efficiency . Nature , 429 , 651 – 654 . Jablonka, E. & Raz, G. ( 2009 ). Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 8113–10 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.1.3
Published: 01 January 2019
... Crossing in Jamaica . Publication No. 395, Carnegie Institution of Washington , Washington, DC . Gayon, J. ( 2006 ). From Mendel to epigenetics: history of genetics . Comptes Rendes Biologies , 339 , 225 – 230 . Jennings, H.S. ( 1930 ). The Biological Basis of Human Nature . New York, NY...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 808626–627 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.626b
Published: 01 October 2018
... genome to be much more various, variable, and active than was previously assumed, and much more engaged with epigenetic influences. Along with this genetic engineering revolution came an explosion of metaphors, and “references to ‘copying,’ ‘cutting,’ ‘pasting,’ and ‘editing’ have since become ubiquitous...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 808600–607 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.600
Published: 01 October 2018
... they are repaired. Read the background information, review the activity procedure and accompanying PowerPoint (PPT) slide set, and add any additional figures/slides if desired. The Lesson Plan with worksheet and answer key is available at https://ie.unc.edu/dna-epigenetics/ . The PPT slide set...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 807483–492 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.7.483
Published: 01 September 2018
...) and was recently suppressed in others (such as Lebanon). Important new biological concepts such as epigenetics, cerebral epigenesis, and transposons are not yet introduced in the secondary school curricula of several countries. There is also the challenge that ideas that are taught may be partially...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 804312–317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.4.312
Published: 01 April 2018
... ). In vitro splicing of the ribosomal RNA precursor of Tetrahymena: Involvement of a guanosine nucleotide in the excision of the intervening sequence . Cell , 27 , 487 – 496 . Chalker, D. L. , Meyer, E. , & Mochizuki, K. ( 2013 ). Epigenetics of Ciliates . Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 803228–234 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.3.228
Published: 01 March 2018
... original mini-research proposal and research presentation. By introducing these concepts in general biology, students will be prepared to further refine and create their individual research proposals in future upper-level division courses, such as genetics/epigenetics and developmental biology. In...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 799769–773 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.9.769
Published: 01 November 2017
... Constructivist Critical theory Genetics Multilevel selection Niche construction Epigenetics Evolvability Evolution Lamarckian inheritance Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection Epigenetics Evolvability Geology Gradualism Catastrophism Plate tectonics Expanding Earth Physics Quantum...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 765306–310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.5.3
Published: 01 May 2014
... inheritance epigenetics genetic determinism junk DNA References Anderson Lab, University of California Berkeley. (2013). Basic molecular biology: the Central Dogma. [Online.] Available at http://andersonlab.qb3.berkeley.edu/ . Baltimore, D. (2001). Our genome unveiled. Nature, 409 , 814–816...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 796450–454 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.6.450
Published: 01 August 2017
... GMOs 6 Toxicology Bacteria vs. viruses Progeria 7 Genetics of Downs Vaccines Bioprinting 8 Genetics of ALS Polio Epigenetics Table 2. Grading rubric used by the professor to evaluate all group presentations. 1 – poor 2 – good 3 – great 4 – outstanding...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 794333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.4.333
Published: 01 April 2017
... Utah, this website targets teachers and students seeking to learn more about genetics—the inherited microscopic processes and molecules that direct biological growth and development. Cutting-edge science ranging from epigenetics to gene therapy awaits those hungry for knowledge. More than just a...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 752102–105 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.2.6
Published: 01 February 2013
... reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article content at the University of California Press’s Rights and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2013 Acquired trait cancer cellular differentiation epigenetics gene pool genetic fitness somatic...