Ferociousbeauty: Genome, DNA Dance, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
DNA Helix at the Lawrence Hall of Science, part of the University of California, Berkeley
DNA Art, DNA 11, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), create personalized and original abstract art from a sample of your DNA or fingerprints
Gene Sculpture, "Portrait of a Young Reader" by Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, New York Public Library
DNA Art Forms
Genome Quilts by Beverly St. Clair
DNA wall art & pillows, scarfts, ties, DNA greeting cards, Fellman Studio and Gallery, Minneapolis, MN New 2007
GENOME: The Secret of How Life Works, 2003, traveling exhibit, sponsored by Pfizer Inc., produced by Clear Channel Exhibitions in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research.
Interactive online activities including
- What do dimples and height have to do with heredity? It's more than just a game of chance - take a spin on the Heredity Slots
- Can you complete the DNA ladder to replicate a DNA strand? Challenge yourself and play the Gene Builder
- How long do red blood cells live? What is an example of an inherited trait? What have you learned about the genome? Take the Genome Quiz
American Museum of Natural History, New York City, The Genomic Revolution, 2001 (Our Genetic Identity, Our Genome, Choosing Our Genes, Changing Our Genes, Reshaping Our World, DNA Detectives, the Gene Scene, other resources)
DNA 50 Activities,
Public Engagement Programme, 2003, Wellcome Trust, activities on science, medicine
Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
- Skin Colour: What's the Difference? Out of the 100,000 or so genes that make up the human genetic code, only a tiny fraction influence skin colour. The challenge is to find those different coloured "genes" in a container of more than 100,000 red beads.
- Genes: What's the Difference? Compare a few of the genes of three men, only two of whom are similar skin shades. You'll find that genes don't discriminate between people of different skin colour.
- Melanin, Colour, Racism Melanin acts as a protector in every human's skin. Why do we use it to divide us into different races? Explore the structure and function of melanin. Test your knowledge of Canadian racism with a true/false quiz that may shock you.
- Make a Mix Blend your face with a friend's in a combination mirror and window. Humans vary in appearance from place to place, but as people travel more, mix and produce children, their surface differences are becoming less distinct.
Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123, Second Life
- Ethical Scenarios Forum (ETHEX) is an Internet listserv developed for the Exploratorium exhibition "Diving Into the Gene Pool" beginning in April, 1995 - ethics cases, Huntington disease scenario and Cystic fibrosis scenario
- DNA: Your Genetic Blueprint DNA is the carrier of genetic information in every cell of a living organisms. In this section, investigate the twists and turns of the DNA molecule, where all the information needed to build and operate a living organism is stored.
- Learning From Our Relatives What do fruit flies and firefighters have in common? A few amino acids in endless interlocking variations have resulted in the amazing diversity of life. Explore the genetic kinships that link humans to all animals and plants.
- Tools for Decoding DNA Play with the tools and technology that help geneticists unlock and use the secrets contained in DNA. Because there are hundreds of thousands of genes, high-tech solutions help genetic researchers speed the isolation and identification of these information-packed DNA fragments.
- Sex & Inheritance Explore aspects of sex and inheritance and learn how traits are passed from one generation to another. Everybody is a unique combination of genetic bits and pieces inherited from their parents.
- Points of View From DNA fingerprinting in the courtroom to prenatal screening for genetic diseases, find out where others stand on the issues and add your own viewpoint to the ongoing dialogue.
Take Two: Identical Twins in Focus - photographic exhibition, Wellcome Trust, identical twins, on display until Sept 24, 1999, review
Redefining Beauty, Life Magazine, by Rick Guidotti, New York City fashion photographer, photos of teenagers with Albinism dressed and posed in high fashion, shown at art galleries.
POSITIVE EXPOSURE was exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Washington, DC. June 9, 2001, part of The People's Genome Celebration: Exploring our Shared Inheritance, Rick Guidotti, 43 east 20th st., 6th floor, new york, ny 10003, phone: 212.420.1931, fax: 212.228.0592, e-mail: RickGNYC@aol.com
Zone Gallery, St. Louis Science Center, biotechnology and genetics.
Learn how each of us is uniquely different and explore biotechnology topics
in the news. The mysteries of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), and science of genetics
and biotechnology, are explained through exhibits that demystify and "unravel"
genetics. Demonstration/puzzle area features live presentations by Science Center
staff, special learning opportunities for school groups. Visitors create proteins
by pushing the right sequence of large "piano keys" with their feet.
Interactive videos explain how genetics is used in various occupations. Wall
displays show how traits are passed on in plants and animals. The use of DNA
testing to solve crimes and other legal issues is depicted through hands-on
Museum Genetic Workshops for Teachers "Biotechnology: Tailoring Genes", April 10, 1999 "The Structure of Life: From DNA to Ecosystems" Saturday, October 9, 1999, St. Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, (314) 289-4400 or (800) 456-SLSC
Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Ethics of Genetics-Teacher Guide: A Health Resource for the Community Science Action Guide, including link to teaching ethics, ETHICS IN EDUCATION: Putting the "Who" Before the " How", J Kerata, 1992 Woodrow Wilson Biology Institute
Gifts for the DNA Enthusiast
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