DNA AND HEREDITY

Genetics

Are we a product of our environment or our genes?

This Semester we look at the science of heredity to see the process of passing on traits from one generation to the next. We will look into the important questions of, "Why do we look like our parents?", "Why do some diseases run in families?" and "Should we clone just becasue we can?". We will also suggest the future ethical and societal implications of genetic research and progress.

Summary

  • DNA strucure and replication
  • Genes and chromosomes
  • Inheritance - monohybrid and dihybrid
  • Gentic variation
  • Gentic disorders
  • Mutations
  • Ethical and societal implications