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Incorporating Genomics and Bioinformatics across the Life Sciences Curriculum

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Overview of the IMG-ACT program.

IMG-ACT was developed by instructors from diverse institutions in collaboration with the DOE-JGI. The program's purpose is to serve as a new bioinformatics platform to (1) provide faculty with sequence data and new bioinformatic tools, (2) develop on-line pedagogical tools for student data and course management, and (3) help innovate and update undergraduate education by serving as a clearinghouse for faculty networking and instruction for those new to the area of bioinformatics. Visit for a tour of the IMG-ACT program, a sample annotation, and bioinformatic tutorials. To try gene annotation using the IMG-ACT tools, download a template notebook page at

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