An interactive education tool for secondary schools and undergraduate university teaching
Author(s): J.L. Oud, G. Rickards
Platform(s): Win CD
System requirements:Windows: 32-bit (x86) processor, Windows XP/Vista/7.
This title is not compatible with 64-bit Windows systems.Mac: Not available.
The program offers the following sections and topics: Mendel and human heredity (introduction and historical backgrounds). Genes, phenotype and inheritance (monohybrid crosses, dominance relationships). Males and females (sex determination, sex chromosomes, sex linkage). When two or more genes are involved (dihybrids, linkage, epistasis, polygenes). Inheritance in practice (chance, penetrance, maternal inheritance, imprinting and more). Quantitative inheritance, twins, IQ, disease susceptibility, environmental factors. Disease frequencies in populations (introduction in population genetics). Ethical issues in genetics (introduced by a "designer baby" scenario). Human genome fact sheets (details on human genes, chromosomes, mutations, cancer and immunogenetics), and an index with over 500 entries. The program includes numerous examples, illustrations and animations.
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