Inheritance determines a diversity of traits, some visible, some not.
tour of the basics
WHAT IS A TRAIT?
Each of us has a different combination of traits that makes us unique.
Fun activities about inherited traits and disease risk to do with your family or at public gatherings.
CHROMOSOMES: THE VEHICLE OF HEREDITY
Chromosomes carry the information to code for traits and are inherited from both parents equally.
MAKE A KARYOTYPE
Try your hand at organizing a profile of human chromosomes.
Protective tips at the end of our chromosomes get shorter as we age.
Find out how people are tracking their ancestry using genetic genealogy.