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OLogy: The Gene Scene
Great resource for students. Learn about genes, cloning and more...

A chromosome is, minimally, a very long, continuous piece of DNA,

Genetic code
The genetic code is a set of rules, which maps DNA sequences to proteins in the living cell

Genetics of humans
Humans (Homo sapiens) are a eukaryotic species. A human has 46 chromosomes (22 autosomes and 2 sex chromosomes, with an XY sex determination..

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or deoxyribose nucleic acid is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions specifying the biological development

DNA Sequencing
In genetics and biochemistry, sequencing means to determine the primary structure

Mendelian inheritance
Read and learn about Mendelian inheritance...

What are Dominant and Recessive?
The terms dominant and recessive describe the inheritance patterns of certain traits. That is, they describe how likely it is for a certain phenotype to pass from parent offspring.

What is DNA and How Does it Work?
What is DNA and How Does it Work? Video

DNA from the Begining
DNA from the Beginning is organized around key concepts.
The science behind each concept is explained by:
animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and links.

What is Inheritance? Video
What is Inheritance? Video

Genes: The Instruction Manuals for Life
A gene is a how-to book for making one product—a protein

The Gene Scene"
The Gene Scene" video

Basic Genetics Links
Basic Genetics Links

What is Mutation? Video
The whole human family is one species with the same genes. Mutation creates slightly different versions of the same genes, called alleles. These small differences in DNA sequence make every individual unique.

What are DNA and Genes? Video
The stringy stuff in the test tube is DNA. But you can't tell which one of these organisms it came from just by looking at it. That's because DNA looks exactly the same in every organism on Earth.