Genetics is a branch of biology that studies heredity and how certain characteristics or traits are passed from parents to offspring. The modern study of genetics began with the research of Gregor Mendel in the mid-1800s. His discoveries paved the way for today’s understanding of the role of genetics in human development and in the treatment of genetic disorders.
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Get up to speed with current developments in genetics and find insights on teaching genetics with the help of the Web.
- Some of the sites below can help you find material for your target audience by focusing on specific age ranges and media.
- Check the dates of the content on each site to make sure that you’re getting the latest information and insights on this dynamic science.
The BEN Collaborative
has more than 500 resources for K-12 educators on genetics and heredity. Resources are listed in alphabetical order and are available in PDF format.
National Human Genome Research Institute
provides a wealth of educational materials about genetics and genomics. Browse the navigation bar on the left to find animated presentations, a downloadable CD entitled “Understanding the Human Genome Project,” a series of teaching modules and more.
is specifically targeted to educators, and is currently in beta. Visit the lesson plan index
and find supplemental materials on cells and epigenetics.
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