DNA Microarray Learning Module

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, applications, 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:

  • Pre-test:  Knowledge Probe
  • Reading Material: DNA Microarray Primary Knowledge
  • Presentation:  DNA Microarray Overview (pdf)
  • 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

Instructor materials for this learning module are available here.

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This work made possible by Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Center through DUE grants #0830384, 0902411, and 1205138. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and creators, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF. 

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), MJ Willis (2018), "DNA Microarray Learning Module," https://nanohub.org/resources/28554.

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