This course bundle contains all the material from both DNA: The Alphabet of Life and Genetics and Heredity. The price includes access to the courses in this bundle for one year (366 days).
In DNA: The Alphabet of Life , students will learn:
- the chemical structure of DNA
- the mind-boggling amount of DNA humans have in a single cell (and even more amazing, how much DNA is contained in the human body)
- base-pairing rules
- how the information within chromosomes is grouped into genes
- the difference between RNA and DNA
- how genes are copied into messenger RNA (mRNA) during transcription
- how mRNA is translated into protein during translation
- how to use a codon chart and codon wheel
- the semi-conservative nature of DNA replication
- the 3 major types of mutations that take place during DNA replication and their downstream effects
- the role of DNA mutations in sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis, and Tay-Sachs disease
- cell division (mitosis) and the cell cycle
- the role of gene mutations in cancer
In Genetics and Heredity, students will learn how cellular DNA is expressed as observable traits. Students will learn:
- how DNA is packaged into homologous chromosomes
- that many genes come in different “flavors” called alleles
- how some alleles are dominant and others are recessive
- the important distinction between genotype and phenotype
- the difference between homozygous, heterozygous, and hemizygous genotypes
- the work done by Gregor Mendel and the principles of Mendelian Inheritance
- the laws of segregation and independent assortment
- all about meiosis, crossing over, gametogenesis, and the importance of genetic diversity
- how to use Punnett Squares to predict the outcome of monohybrid and dihybrid crosses
- the distinction between probability and real life when it comes to Punnett Squares
- patterns of non-Mendelian inheritance including sex-linked traits, codominance, incomplete dominance, the inheritance of mitochondrial DNA, and polygenic traits
- how to construct (and read) a pedigree
- the genetics of human blood types
- how nondisjunction occurs
Videos, simulations, hands-on activities, and real-life examples bring the material to life. Periodic quizzes ensure that the material has been mastered before moving forward in the course.
This is a digital course.
No items will be shipped.
Upon purchase, the student has access to the material within the course for one year (366 days).
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