Heredity

Heredity

by Louise Chipley Slavicek
     
 

In Heredity, discover how traits are passed down from parent to child generation after generation. Travel through the history of genetics-including the earliest ideas of heredity, Watson and Crick's discovery of the structure of DNA, and a nineteenth-century monk's theories based on pea plants-to the future of genetic research. Learn how to decipher the "code of

Overview

In Heredity, discover how traits are passed down from parent to child generation after generation. Travel through the history of genetics-including the earliest ideas of heredity, Watson and Crick's discovery of the structure of DNA, and a nineteenth-century monk's theories based on pea plants-to the future of genetic research. Learn how to decipher the "code of life," how cells divide, and how twins are formed. Determine which traits you have inherited and from whom you inherited them. Explore the Human Genome Project, what causes genetic disorders, and cloning.

Science Foundations explores the many methods scientists use to understand our world and the universe beyond. The titles in this series cover many important topics central to the study of earth, physical, chemical, and biological sciences, while presenting these subjects in an easy-to-read, functional style. From the tiniest quantum particle to the expansion of the universe, the books in the Science Foundations series provide excellent supplements to an extensive science curriculum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604130423
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
07/17/2009
Series:
Chelsea House Science Foundations Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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