Advanced Genetics Version: 07-08


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Science

 
SGDNA.1
Students will explain how traits are inherited.
Element: SGDNA.1.a
Perform genetics crosses to elucidate and apply Mendelian principles of inheritance.
Element: SGDNA.1.b
Apply non-Mendelian principles of inheritance, such as incomplete polygenic inheritance and epistasis, codominance.
Element: SGDNA.1.c
Evaluate data collected from generics experiments using statistical tests such as the chi square analysis.
Element: SGDNA.1.d
Analyze patterns of inheritance, then infer and predict complex genotypic crosses and pedigrees.
 

 
SGDNA.2
Students will explain on cellular and molecular levels, how genetic information is coded, transmitted and expressed.
Element: SGDNA.2.a
Explain patterns of inheritance as based on chromosome behavior during the events of meiosis.
Element: SGDNA.2.b
Describe the organization of DNA on a chromosome including DNA packing and exons and introns.
Element: SGDNA.2.c
Explore and explain the complex process of DNA replication, relating the special chemical and structural properties of DNA to this process.
Element: SGDNA.2.d
Research molecular events of DNA recombination and micromutation as well as repair of altered DNA.
Element: SGDNA.2.e
Explain the role of genetically engineered organisms and society.
 

 
SGDNA.3
Students will explain how genetic information changes in individuals and populations.
Element: SGDNA.3.a
Explore and explain the complex processes of chromosome organization, transcription and translations.
Element: SGDNA.3.b
Explain the causes of different types of mutations, effects occurring from those mutations, and research the latest information regarding mutagens.
Element: SGDNA.3.c
Use the Hardy Weinberg theorem to determine whether and how genetic composition in a given population is changing and how mutation, migration and genetic drift are involved.
Element: SGDNA.3.d
Compare and contrast how the processes of mutation and gene recombination create genetic diversity and societal issues.
 

 
SGDNA.4
Students will explain techniques and applications of genetic technology.
Element: SGDNA.4.a
Describe and use different genetic engineering techniques, e.g. polymerase chain reaction, DNA fingerprinting, gene splicing, gene mapping and cloning.
Element: SGDNA.4.b
Research and explain the latest advances in mDNA techniques and the effects on population studies as well as advancements in forensics and anthropology.
Element: SGDNA.4.c
Research and explain the importance of genetic engineering to the fields of forensics, medicine, agriculture pharmaceutical manufacturing and biological systematics.
Element: SGDNA.4.d
Describe the importance of enzymes and biocatalysts in recombinant DNA methodology and gene cloning.
Element: SGDNA.4.e
Interpret the latest information on genetic screening and genetic counseling.
Element: SGDNA.4.f
Analyze and interpret the risks and benefits of genetic engineering and screening.
Element: SGDNA.4.g
Evaluate public policy regarding the use of genetic engineering in issues such as stem cell research.
 

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