Science - Biology
Students will understand that genetic information coded in DNA is passed from parents to offspring by sexual and asexual reproduction. The basic structure of DNA is the same in all living things. Changes in DNA may alter genetic expression.
Explain how the structure and replication of DNA are essential to heredity and protein synthesis.
A Gene Map of the Human Genome
Explore chromosome by chromosome and learn about diseases related to each.
Do you need a little extra help with biology? Need a tutorial to help you understand something? Find it here.
DNA from the Beginning
Here is an interesting way to learn the basics of genetics. The tutorials use video, animation, images, and text to explain the subject to you.
Learn all about DNA and how our understanding of it has affected genetics and biology.
Genetic Science Learning Center
A great teaching tool for hands-on experiments in genetics, this site is a local Utah effort involving the Utah School of Medicine, the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, and the Utah Museum of Natural History.
A video that shows the process of RNA to protein synthesis
The Human Genome Project
Read about the project to identify the 30,000 genes in human DNA, its purpose and benefits, and related issues.
The Transgenic Fly Virtual Lab
Get ready to learn the techniques used to make transgenic flies. Transgenic organisms, which contain DNA that is inserted experimentally, are used to study many biological processes.
Transcribe and Translate a Gene
Use this interactive site to understand how transcription and translation work.
A virtual lab called Dragon Genetics and another called Mendel's peas are found on this site.
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