Gene Expression: An Overview
The Central Role of Enzymes as Biological Catalysts
From the book, The Cell: A Molecular Approach, 2nd edition, available via the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and Sinauer Associates.
DNA Learning Center
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A Curious Inheritance: Studying How DNA Changes Pass from One Cell Generation to the Next
A report on molecular biologist Iestyn Whitehouse's research on how modification patterns in DNA and the proteins that make up chromosomes determine which genes are expressed.
Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor
ScienceDaily - Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have found that a genetic mutation that occurred between 6,000-10,000 years ago is the cause of all blue-eyed people today.
Brain gene expression changes when honey bees go the distance
U. of Illinois - Scientists developed a method to trick honey bees into thinking they have traveled long distance to find food and found this alters gene expression in their brains. Their study is the first to identify distance-responsive genes.
Gene Expression Recent Developments
The Scientist - articles on the latest developments and discoveries in gene expression.
Nature - Milestones in Gene Expression also comprises a Collection of selected articles and a library of recent research papers.
Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.
PBS - An interactive feature that examines how mutations in an organism's DNA affect gene expression.
Learn Genetics - you can change the signals to the epigenome to change a cell's gene expression.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States
National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education