Genetics and Evolution

Sec 4

Course Intro

The fundamentals of genetics and evolution; the building blocks of DNA, genes, and chromosomes. are covered in this course.

Course Description

  • This course is likely focused on the study of genetics, specifically the principles of genetics and their relationship to evolution and natural selection.
  • It covers the principles of genetics and evolution, from the structure of DNA to the ethical considerations of genetic engineering.

Who is this Course for?

  • Students of secondary 4 / Secondary 5 / O level who want to understand, learn, and excel in their Genetics and Evolution studies.
  •  It’s also suitable for anyone with a keen interest in the subject.

What you will Learn?

  • Gain a deep understanding of DNA, genes, and chromosomes.
  • Explore the structure and functions of genes.
  • Learn about genetic codes and their role in protein synthesis.
  • Discover how genes can be transferred between organisms.
  • Explore the world of genetic engineering and its ethical implications.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the role of DNA in inheritance and evolution.
  • Grasp the concept of gene structure and its significance.
  • Explore real-world examples of genetic engineering.
  • Discuss the benefits and ethical concerns surrounding genetic modification.
  • Develop critical thinking skills for analyzing genetic information.

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Course Curriculum

Outline of DNA, Genes, Chromosomes: DNA, genes, and chromosomes are fundamental to genetics. DNA contains genes, which are sequences of nucleotides. Chromosomes are structures that hold DNA. For example, humans have 46 chromosomes in their cells.
DNA Structure: DNA is a double helix made up of two strands of nucleotides. Each nucleotide consists of a sugar, a phosphate group, and one of four bases (adenine, thymine, cytosine, or guanine).
Complementary Base Pairing: In DNA, bases pair up: A with T and C with G. This pairing is essential for DNA replication and gene expression.
Gene Structure and Function: Genes are sequences of nucleotides within DNA. Each gene codes for a specific polypeptide and is a unit of inheritance. For instance, the gene responsible for eye color in humans.
DNA as Genetic Code: DNA carries the genetic code, used to synthesize specific polypeptides. This code is vital for protein production in cells.
Gene Transfer and Transgenic Organisms: Genes can be transferred between organisms to create transgenic organisms. For example, transferring a gene for pest resistance into crops.
Genetic Engineering: Genetic engineering involves modifying an organism’s DNA. For instance, inserting a gene for human insulin into bacteria to produce insulin for medical use.
Benefits and Ethics of Genetic Engineering: Genetic engineering has benefits like medical advancements but raises ethical concerns, such as modifying animals for economic gain.

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Small Group

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1.5 hrs

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