ERIC Number: EJ1044376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Bringing Next-Generation Sequencing into the Classroom through a Comparison of Molecular Biology Techniques
Bowling, Bethany; Zimmer, Erin; Pyatt, Robert E.
American Biology Teacher, v76 n6 p396-401 Aug 2014
Although the development of next-generation (NextGen) sequencing technologies has revolutionized genomic research and medicine, the incorporation of these topics into the classroom is challenging, given an implied high degree of technical complexity. We developed an easy-to-implement, interactive classroom activity investigating the similarities and differences between current sequencing methodology and three NextGen technologies. The activity uses existing materials created by each of the biotechnology companies that outline their instrumentation and chemistries. Following this activity, students will understand the molecular biology behind these NextGen applications and the similarities to existing Sanger sequencing methods.
Descriptors: Molecular Biology, Class Activities, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Biotechnology, Genetics, Science Materials, Science Equipment, Comparative Analysis, Science Experiments, Cooperative Learning, Worksheets, Molecular Structure, Biochemistry, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Undergraduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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