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Genetics

Ideas and information to help teach about the science of genetics.
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Gregor Mendel Biography
Read this brief biography of the monk who is considered the founder of modern genetics. It was created using the biographical framework provided by your guide.

Human Genome Project
Started in 1990, this government-funded project has many goals including identifying every human gene. The research is expected to be fully completed by 2003. Find publications, images, and fact sheets to help teach students about this exciting project.

Mission: Drosophila
Created by students, this site offers four 'missions' in which your class can solve mysteries while learning about genetics. Your students can use this site as a gateway for further study in genetics.

Watson and Crick
Read a brief profile of the two individuals who discovered the structure of DNA in 1953. Hear their voices in actual recordings and more.

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