Personal Genome Project Study Guide
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Part I: Genetic Material

Part II: Gene Transmission

Part III: Gene Expression

Part IV: Genetic Regulation

Part V: Genetics and Society

Part VI: Project Literacy





  Part I: Genetic Material
Lesson 1: Introduction to Cells, DNA, and Genes
Reading Lesson 1 Practice Test

Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Recall that genetic information is stored in DNA
  • Explain that different cell types have different functions because different genes are active in different cells
  • Recall that DNA resides in every cell's nucleus
  • Recall that some DNA resides in a cell's mitochondria
  • Explain the relationships among DNA, genes, and chromosomes
  • Explain, in general terms, that genes play a role in determining traits and inherited diseases