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Heredity: Who are you?

Heredity: What Traits Did You Inherit

Heredity: The Monk and the Pea Plant

Heredity: Cloned Mules

Heredity: How Alike Are We?

Heredity: Genetic Detectives

  • Who are you?
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  • What Traits Did You Inherit
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  • The Monk and the Pea Plant
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  • Cloned Mules
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  • How Alike Are We?
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  • Genetic Detectives
Heredity ['hə-re-də-tē]
The passing of traits to from parents to offspring by the genes of the parents.

A lot of who you are is found in your genes. You get your genes from your parents. Genes are found in every cell's nucleus and are made of stands of DNA. These genes pass along traits like height, eye color, even personality. The science of heredity in biology is called genetics.

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