Heredity and Genetics

Age Level: 12–17  Grade Level: 7–12

Who am I? "Where do I come from?" Biologically speaking, the answers to these questions are far more complicated than a name and hometown. Advances in science now allow an individual to map his or her genes and trace his or her ancestry. Engaging language and detailed, colorful images, charts, and diagrams simplify complicated scientific principles so that students can answer the question, "How are traits passed down from parent to offspring?" Readers will learn how genetic variation results from gene mutations and sexual reproduction, as well as how asexual reproduction works, which will allow them to understand how an organism’s functions depend on its specific gene structure.

  • Fall 2018
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    DNA, RNA, and the Inheritance of Traits

    DNA, RNA, and the Inheritance of Traits

    Why do people have certain traits and talents? We are all who we are because cells in our bodies grow and respond according to instructions from DNA molecules. RNA carries the DNA details from the cell nucleus to other parts of the cell...Read More

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    Genetic Ancestry Testing

    Genetic Ancestry Testing

    Popular television shows, such as Finding Your Roots and Who Do You Think You Are?, have ignited a renewed passion for traditional genealogical research and thrown genetic ancestry testing into the spotlight...Read More

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    Inheritance and Variation of Traits

    Inheritance and Variation of Traits

    She has her mother's eyes. He has his father's nose. People, animals, and plants inherit traits from their parents through their genes. Variations and new combinations of genes create the differences that make each individual unique...Read More

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    Taxonomy: The Classification of Biological Organisms

    Taxonomy: The Classification of Biological Organisms

    Through simple yet engaging language and detailed images and charts, readers will explore the work of Aristotle, Linnaeus, Darwin, and other well-known, and some not so well-known, figures throughout history who tried to make sense of the natural world, as well as the breakthroughs and technologies that allow scientists to study organisms down to the genetic level...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766099388
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    Understanding Microbes

    Understanding Microbes

    A great deal of what is known about genetics and inheritance is thanks to what has been learned by studying microbes. Supporting the Next Generation Science Standards on heredity and inheritance of traits as well as the structures and processes of simple and complex organisms, this book introduces all of the various types of microbes found on Earth, and in and on human bodies: bacteria, archaea, and protists...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766099449
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    Understanding the Human Genome

    Understanding the Human Genome

    Completed in April 2003, the Human Genome Project was an international effort to map out and read all the genes that make up Homo sapiens. This book supports the Next Generation Science Standards on heredity and biological evolution by examining the history of genetics and the Human Genome Project, the mechanisms behind heredity, and the types of genetic errors that lead to hereditary diseases...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766099326
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