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Cell Biology

Cell Biology

The study of the cell, including mitosis and meiosis 

DNA, Genes, Chromosomes

DNA, Genes, Chromosomes

The building blocks of inheritance

Heredity/Inheritance Patterns

Heredity/Inheritance Patterns

The genetic transmission of traits

Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment

Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment

The genome’s dynamic response to the environment

Genetic Conditions

Genetic Conditions

Conditions caused by gene variations or mutations

Evolution

Evolution

Processes by which organisms are changed over time

Biostatistics

Biostatistics

The use of mathematics to investigate life science related problems

Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Biological techniques used to enhance products

DNA Forensics

DNA Forensics

The application of genetic testing for legal purposes

Top Issues In Genetics

Top Issues In Genetics

Select genetic topics of popular interest

Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

Labs & Experiments

Labs & Experiments

  • Gel Electrophoresis - Build your own gel electrophoresis device from scratch with simple materials, and use electricity to separate colored dyes. Gel electrophoresis is a powerful technique used to manipulate and analyze DNA.
Careers in Genetics

Careers in Genetics

Highlights

Highlights

  • Frontiers for Young Minds - Visit to find a collection of freely available scientific articles by distinguished scientists that are shaped for younger audiences by the input of their own young peers.