Discovering Genes

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Summary:
We did a quick lesson today on how scientists detect, study, and classify genes. We defined a gene as “a portion of the DNA code that leads to the expression of a specific trait.” After that, students traveled around the classroom trying to discover various genes. And they did it in a similar fashion to how a scientist would: they compared the DNA of people who had a trait vs. those who did not. Then they wrote down which chromosome, and where on that chromosome, the gene could be found.

Resources:
November 22 – Discovering Genes (pg307).docx
November 22 – Genes Signs.pptx

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