Unit 3: Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Notes About Unit 3
Most students really enjoy this unit - it's the core of modern biology. Here we will explore the nature of heredity, molecular biology and biotechnology. But first, we begin with some very interesting history and discoveries that changed the world forever.
Unit 3 Helpful Stuff
Patterns of Inheritance
These are the original papers!
Amino Acid Structures and the Dictionary of Life
(you'll need to use these for Assignment 3)
This video clip has some good analogies to help you understand the general idea of differential gene expression - how and why cells translate some genes but not others.
Video clip introducing Transcription and Translation
(And she uses the word 'festooned.' Bonus.)
2015 Breakthrough of the Year: CRISPR-Cas9