7th Grade Science Genetics Project

Web Resources

Genetics in Society - A resource page with genetics articles from the National Institute of Health
Genetics Topic Room - A resource from Nature education.

Web Search Engine to Try
Sweet Search - a search engine with recommended resources for students.

News Organizations


Use the Cook Library password - 21122002134515 - to get access to these databases.
Science in Context - reference articles, news items, magazine articles, and primary sources related to science.

ScienceFlix - articles and videos for a variety of science topics. Below are some articles that might be of particular interest.


Check out these TED Talks
Molly Stevens: A New Way to Grow Bone (14:52)

In an informative talk, Molly Stevens introduces a new stem cell application that harnesses bone’s innate ability to regenerate and produces vast quantities of bone tissue painlessly.

Susan Solomon: The Promise of Research with Stem Cells (14:58)

Calling them "our bodies' own repair kits," Susan Solomon advocates research using lab-grown stem cells.

Jennifer Doudna: We can now edit our DNA. But let’s do it wisely (15:53)

Geneticist Jennifer Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking new technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. The tool allows scientists to make precise edits to DNA strands, which could lead to treatments for genetic diseases … but could also be used to create so-called "designer babies."

Nina Tandon: Could tissue engineering mean personalized medicine? (6:09)
Each of our bodies is utterly unique, which is a lovely thought until it comes to treating an illness — when every body reacts differently, often unpredictably, to standard treatment. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about a possible solution: Using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips.

Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney (17:24)

Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney.

Taking Notes - Using Your Sources

Sample Notes Page

Citing Your Sources