Module 3 Introduction (U3 M3) Human Inheritance
As an extension to the previous Module, you will further explore inheritance patterns, but now in the context of human inheritance. You will apply mendelian genetics to human disorders, learn how to read and analyze a pedigree, and work through complex genetics story problems.
Differentiate between characteristics that are and are not likely to be hereditary, and given parents and offspring, explain simple Mendelian patterns of inheritance, and how these principles of hereditary relate to body characteristics, genetic diseases, sex determination, and biological diversity.
- In simple terms, describe the genome, explain the mechanisms by which a gene determines the structure of a protein, how proteins shape phenotype, how cells with identical genes differentiate and how mutations, genetic diseases, cancer, and viruses can alter these mechanisms.