Genetic Causes of Variation

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A look at the role of proteins in genetics.

Exploration of the way in which genes control characteristics by making proteins. These genes which are found in the nucleus are passed from parents to children and therefore contribute to human variation.
From: Bitesize Revision Science 1 KS3
First Broadcast : 28 February 2008

Teachers' notes

Age Group : 9-11,11-14

Subject : Biology, Science

Topic : Life processes and living things, Life processes and living things

Keywords : Variation, genetics, Role of protein, Nucleus, DNA, Human variation

Notes : Study of the role of protein in human variation and in the production of human DNA. Use as part of study into genetics. Can explore other uses of protein in human physiology. Investigate components of proteins. Good stimulus material to prompt classroom discussion on genetics.


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