ERIC Number: ED253427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Genetics: A Human Approach.
Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs, CO. Center for Education in Human and Medical Genetics.
This document (which has the form of a magazine) provides a variety of articles, stories, editorials, letters, interviews, and other types of magazine features (such as book reviews) which focus on human genetics. In addition to providing information about the principles of genetics, nearly all of the sections in the "magazine" address moral, ethical, and legal issues that arise from new knowledge and technology in genetics. Among the topic areas considered are: families living with cystic fibrosis; constructing and learning from human pedigrees; genetics and the environment; human chromosomes; blood types; human variability; chemicals and mutations; sex determination and differentiation; X-linked inheritance; genetics and ethics; amniocentesis; genetic counseling; careers in genetics; genetics in history and literature; gene mapping; and genetic engineering. (JN)
Descriptors: Bioethics, Biology, Congenital Impairments, Cystic Fibrosis, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, Heredity, High Schools, Intelligence, Medicine, Prenatal Influences, Reproduction (Biology), Science Education, Secondary School Science, Sex
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 2460 Kerper Blvd., Dubuque, IA 52001.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs, CO. Center for Education in Human and Medical Genetics.
Note: Also sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.