Hand-Me-Down Genes Series: Family Patterns
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Hand-Me-Down Genes Series: Family Patterns

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Program 2: Family patterns

Why are members of the same family so different?
To explore this question, the program:

  • outlines the basics of mitosis and meiosis
  • explores chromosomes and the part they play in sex determination, and identical and fraternal twins
  • explains dominant and recessive expression of genes using Huntington’s disease and Achondroplasia as examples
  • explains mutations (example: Cystic Fibrosis) and chromosomal abnormalities (example: Down Syndrome)

The program also explores genetic testing, genetic engineering and gene therapy.

Year levels Middle Secondary - Tertiary
Duration 25 min
Format DVD
Year produced 1997


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