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 2: The Structure of DNA
Reading Lesson 2 Practice Test

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

  • Recognize the DNA double helix structure and its main components
  • Match vocabulary words to their definitions, including DNA, double helix, nucleotide, base pair, gene, intergenic region, genome, and chromosome
  • Estimate the amount of genetic material in a typical human cell in terms of the number of base pairs, genes, and chromosomes
  • Estimate the level of similarity in the DNA of humans