DNA Microarray Learning Module - Instructor Guides

By Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)1, MJ Willis1

1. Southwest Center for Microsystems Education, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

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This learning module provides an overview of DNA microarrays - types of arrays, aplications, interpretation, design, and fabrication.  Activities provide the opportunity for students to gain a better understanding of these concepts as well as to discuss the ethical questions surrounding some of the applications and possibilities of these arrays.

The contents of this learning module include:

  • Learning Map (Guide for instructor)
  • Pre-test:  Knowledge Probe
  • Reading Material: DNA Microarray Primary Knowledge
  • Presentation:  DNA Microarray Overview (pptx)
  • Activity:  DNA Hybridization
  • Activity: DNA Microarray Terminology
  • Activity: DNA Microarray Model (Requires a kit - See the activity)
  • Activity:  DNA Microarray - An Ethical Dilemma?
  • Final Assessment

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Student materials for this learning module are available here.