The Basics of Genetics

Explore the science of genetics by learning about its history and important terminology. Genetics is the study of why living things are the way they are. Living organisms differ depending on their genetic makeup, including humans. Physical and biological traits can often be traced back to specific genetic sequences and formulas. In this course, learners will receive an overview of:

  • The history of modern genetics
  • Mendel’s experiment of recessive and dominant genes
  • Phenotypes and genotypes
  • Advances of genetic science since Mendel
  • Punnett Squares
  • Important genetic terminology