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Genetics
Next Generation: HS.LS3.1 HS.LS3.1

Genetics

Author: Nathan Lampson
Description:
This lesson will introduce genetics, and explore the role of DNA in inheritance.
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Tutorial

 

Genes are molecular units of heredity.  Genes are like the recipe for a person.  The types of genes a person has in their DNA determine their traits. Genes influence eye color, hair color, height, and just about every physical characteristic of a person.

 

When parents pass their genetic traits to their offspring, it is called heredity.  All of the genes that a person has they inherited from their parents.

 

This chart displays different possible eye colors that are determined by genes.