Why do families share similar features like eye and hair color? Why aren’t they exact clones of each other? These questions and many more will be answered as well look into the fascinating world of genetics!
Genetics asks which features are passed on from generation to generation in living things. It also tries to explain how those features are passed on (or not passed on). Which features are stay and leave depend on the genes of the organism and the environment the organism lives in. Genes are the “inheritance factors “described in Mendel’s laws. The genes are passed on from generation to generation and instruct the cell how to make proteins. A genotype refers to the genetic make-up of a trait, while phenotype refers to the physical manifestation of the trait.
We’re going to create a family using genetics!
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