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Genetics & DNA

Digestive System resources.

Nucleic Acids and Chromatin

Introduction to the structure, function, and properties of nucleotides and nucleic acids at the molecular level, their interactions with each other and the use of ribozymes, aptamers, antisense and hybridization as tools in molecular research.

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Mitosis and Meiosis

Overview of the behaviour of chromosomes during sexual reproduction, and how that behaviour leads to genetic transmission of traits between generations.

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Gene Testing

This resource looks at three different uses of genetic testing: pre-natal diagnosis, childhood testing and adult testing. 

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DNA: Basics

These resource provide an overview of the basic rules governing DNA replication and introduce key proteins that are typically involved in replication. 

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DNA Genes and Chromosomes

Resource describing the components of a DNA and the process of DNA replication, gene types and sequencing and the structural properties of a chromosome.

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Genetics for Higher Education

A range of resources on genetics – each topic includes a brief introduction and evaluated teaching resources.

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What is the genome made of?

This resource analyses two key properties of DNA: (i) its relative stability, and (ii) its structure suggests an obvious way in which the molecule can be duplicated, or replicated.

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Inheritance and Characters

Describes what genes, DNA and chromosomes are and how they combine to make the human genome, including the principles of inheritance, the links between genes and health, and genetic transmission.

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Identifying Specific Genetic Variants Related to Disease Susceptibility

This resource looks at linkage and gene-disease association studies to assess their usefulness in explaining why certain people suffer specific diseases and others do not.

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