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This lecture provides an introduction to optogenetics, a biological technique to control the activity of neurons or other cell types with light.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 39:34
Speaker: : Adam Packer

This primer on optogenetics primer discusses how to manipulate neuronal populations with light at millisecond resolution and offers possible applications such as curing the blind and "playing the piano" with cortical neurons.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 59:06
Speaker: : Clay Reid

How does the brain learn? This lecture discusses the roles of development and adult plasticity in shaping functional connectivity.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:08:45
Speaker: : Clay Reid

This lecture provides an introduction to the application of genetic testing in neurodevelopmental disorders.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 37:47

How genetics can contribute to our understanding of psychiatric phenotypes.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 55:15
Speaker: : Sven Cichon

This tutorial shows how to use the UCSC genome browser to find a list of genes in a given genomic region.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 4:32

This tutorial shows how to find all the single nucleotide polymorphisms upstream from genes using the UCSC Genome Browser.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 8:13

This tutorial demonstrates how to find all the single nucleotide polymorphisms in a gene using the UCSC Genome Browser.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 6:12

The Saved Sessions feature of the Browser has been around for quite some time, but many of our users have not made full use of it. It offers a great way to keep track of your thinking on a particular topic.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 7:16

This tutorial demonstrates the visibility controls on the Genome Browser, showing the affect on BED tracks, wiggle tracks and Conservation tracks. It also discusses supertracks and composite tracks.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 14:30

This tutorial describes the isPCR tool and demonstrates how to use it for predicting the size and location of PCR products and visualizing the genomic location on the genome. The tool operates on DNA templates for all organisms and DNA or RNA on human and mouse. It also demonstrates how to use the Browser to obtain DNA sequences from the genome.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 8:01

This tutorial describes the dbSNP resources in the UCSC Genome Browser, including display conventions and the subdivision of the data into several useful subset tracks, especially the Common SNPs. There is also a discussion about changes to the genome assemblies from one version to another, and of two ways to navigate between different assemblies of the human genome in the Browser.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 17:41

This tutorial demonstrates the Data Integrator, a tool that allows combination and intersection of data from up to five primary tables. In the example, data are extracted showing SNPs, genes and phenotypes from a genomic region.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 6:24

This tutorial shows how to obtain coordinates of genes, then input those coordinates into the Genome Browser for display. The regions do not have to be continuous in the genome.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 9:04

This tutorial demonstrates the Multi-Region exon-only display mode of the UCSC Genome Browser.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 5:15

This tutorial demonstrates viewing alternate haplotypes with the UCSC Genome Browser.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 7:04

This tutorial demonstrates how to get the coordinates and sequences of exons using the UCSC Genome Browser.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 8:11