Online Educational Resources

GCB Learning Modules

Even though you’re not in the laboratory this summer, we’d like to help you keep learning about genome sciences and skills pertaining to laboratory research through this collection of short videos (material that you would have been learning about within the program). If there is something specific that you wish to learn about, please contact Susanne Haga, and we’ll try to help!

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Module 1: What is Genome Science?
Module 2: Overview of Scientific Publications
Module 2a: Writing an Abstract
Module 3: Conducting a PubMed Search
Module 4: Intro to ELSI

The New York Times

How you should read Coronavirus studies, or any science paper: Published scientific research, like any piece of writing is a peculiar literary genre
June 1, 2020

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Cold Springs Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories has been a leader in genetics education for years. They have developed several short workshops and activities about genetics in general, various genetic applications, lab-based websites and bioinformatics training. 

DNA Learning Center

DNA Learning Center Live

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

HHMI has developed a series of short videos called “BioInteractive” on various science applications, including several that involve genetic and genomic technologies.


U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

NHGRI has a website to introduce genomics and genomic medicine.

Introduction to Genomics

University of Utah Genomics Learning Center

The University of Utah Genetics Learning Center has several short videos and activities about basic genetics and various applications.

Genetic Science Learning Center

U.S. National Library of Medicine

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has created an educational resource called "Genetics Home Reference" that includes several videos about basic genetic concepts like the structure of DNA, human genetics and genomic medicine.

Genetics Home Reference

Printable Resources

Biomedical Science Careers Program

The Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) has created a multi-part webinar series: Getting into Graduate School and Succeeding. The first webinar, which takes place on Tuesday, May 19, will address disciplines in the basic science. Topics will include applying to graduate school in the era of COVID-19, what opportunities are available to you, who can help you make the right decision, how to deal with negative signals from others about your ability to succeed, and career options that will exist after you complete your program.