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DNA, genes & inheritance | Senior Biology | meriSTEM


About This Course

Have you ever wondered what makes you unique? Where does all the information live? How do you inherit traits from your parents? And can this information change with each generation?

This course answers all of these questions and more. Join us to learn about the weird and wonderful world of DNA and inheritance.

Course sub-topics

  • DNA structure and properties
  • DNA replication and cell division
  • Genes, alleles and inheritane patterns
  • Inheritance analysis tools: Punnett squares and pedigrees
  • Gene expression and variation

Make sure to keep detailed notes as you learn

Course Developers

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Madeline Mildren

curriculum planner, content designer, presenter

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Jonathan Toon

content designer, presenter

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Salwa Shajedin

content designer, presenter

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Suren Mendis

content coordinator, curriculum officer

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Carly Conlan

partnerships manager

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will this course take?

The content itself should take you about two hours to go through (including basic practice questions). The longer form practice work should take between 2 and 10 hours, depending on how deeply you engage with the activities.

On what browser can I access the resources?

The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari..

See our list of supported browsers for the most up-to-date information.