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Science  29 Jan 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5402, pp. 599
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5402.599d

Astro 101. Looking for good astronomy teaching materials online, or have some you want to share? Visit this new American Astronomical Society database of education resources, all reviewed by AAS members and spanning the elementary to the graduate level. A sampling: a virtual asteroid lab, NASA's digital movie gallery, and a Web textbook on the search for extraterrestrial life.∼education/index1.html

Gene scene. Mendelian genetics gets multimedia treatment at this new Cold Spring Harbor Lab online primer for high school students and laypeople ( The site is bursting with video clips of scientists and historians, animations, archival photos, quizzes, and more. Also aimed at the public, a new genetics glossary from NIH defines nearly 200 terms, from adenovirus to yeast artificial chromosome, and includes illustrations and audio from experts such as Francis Collins.

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