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New Genetics Education Resource

The National Library of Medicine (NLM)  is pleased to announce the release of a new educational resource, GeneEd.

..a useful resource for students and teachers in grades 9 – 12 to learn genetics.

GeneEd allows students and teachers to explore topics such as Cell Biology, DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Heredity/Inheritance Patterns, Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment, Genetic Conditions, Evolution, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, DNA Forensics, and Top Issues in Genetics.

Teachers can use the site to introduce topics, supplement existing materials, and provide as a reliable source to students conducting research.

Text varies from easy-to-read to advanced reading levels, which makes this a versatile tool both in and out of the classroom.
Specialty pages including Teacher Resources and Labs and Experiments highlight those tools that teachers may find particularly helpful.

Other specialty pages such as Careers in Genetics and Highlights allow students to see what is new and noteworthy in the field of Genetics along with links to different careers related to the science of Genetics.

September 4, 2012 Posted by | Educational Resources (High School/Early College(, statistics | , , , , | Leave a comment

A Statistical New World” and Other Creative (Bio)statistics Diddies

From the 18 August 2011 Tens and Twos with Dr. Felicia Mebane (public health)  blog item A Statistical New World” and Other Creative (Bio)statistics Diddie


FINALLY! Some creative videos on statistics. I wonder if they read my prior emails begging for more creativity in this area :) .

This year, the American Statistical Association hosted a “Promoting the Practice and Profession of Statistics” video competition. And, one of the three winning videos was from graduate students and staff in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. YAY, biostats!

August 23, 2011 Posted by | Educational Resources (High School/Early College( | , , | Leave a comment

Guide to Biostatistics (MedPage Today)

Don’t know a randomized control study from a descriptive study? Keep forgetting the difference between sensitivity and specificity in diagnostic testing?

MedPage today has a great 4 page guide with definitions and diagrams in these areas

  • Study designs (as research classifications and terminology)
  • Descriptive statistics (as measures and terms)
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April 19, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment


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