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1.2: Introduction to Genetics

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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  1. Continuity and Diversity
  2. Cells and Chromosomes
  3. Chromosomes and DNA
  4. Cell Division
  5. Gene Expression-DNA Codes for Proteins
  6. Expressing Dominant and Recessive Genes
  7. Single Gene Disorders
  8. Other Genetic Conditions and Genetic Counseling
  9. Genetic Engineering

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Text Authors

Stan Ogren, Mary L.Kiely, H. Craig Heller

Activity Authors

Stan Ogren, Geraldine Horsma, Angelo Collins, Marjorie Gray

Group Work Authors

Julie Bianchini, Nicole Holthuis, Susan Schultz, Heidi Ballard, Rachel Lotan

Principal Investigator H. Craig Heller, Project Director Mary L. Kiely


[Group work 6 Resource-Team 3.]

Graphic: New Scientist

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Steve Mico, Leslie Morrison, Susan Zeitner


Fran Brown, Annette Davis, Jess Schaal, Norma Underwood

Additional Credits

Project Editor: Dennis McKee

Shepherd, Inc.

ISBN 1-57039-686-8

Stanford University's Middle Grades Life Science Curriculum Project was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The content of the Human Biology curriculum is the sole responsibility of Stanford University's Middle Grades Life Science Curriculum Project and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the National Science Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, or The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

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