Sex Cells and Inherited Trauma - De-Natured

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Do our experiences in childhood become part of our genetic makeup? The third of a four-part video series focusing on reproduction examines trending research in epigenetics. The narrator explains the experiment, data, and analysis of the changes to miRNA that became evident in stressed subjects.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video in an AP Biology class to give learners practice with decoding scientific research
  • Print and distribute the scholarly article for further data analysis
Classroom Considerations

  • Despite great explanations, the content of the video is very high-level; be sure pupils are well-versed in DNA, RNA, and inheritance
  • The discussion of childhood trauma may be difficult for some scholars
Pros

  • The subject matter is fascinating
  • Students gain exposure to an emerging field in biology 
Cons

  • None