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  • A Hypermedia Glossary of Genetic Terms: A fairly bare-bones web site that features readable definitions to the technical language of genetics.
  • A Question of Genes: Inherited Risk: Explores the social, ethical and emotional consequences of genetic cloning. Includes a teacher's guide. From PBS.
  • Beyond Discovery, Designer Seeds: Explains how and why scientists create genetically engineered plants, particularly those resistant to herbicides, pests, and diseases. Note: one of the sponsors of this site is a chemical company.
  • Cat Fanciers: Color Genetics: Explains the genes behind cat coat colors including: whites, Siamese and Burmese, Abbyssinian, bicolors, and tricolors.
  • DNA from the Beginning: Information and pictures about classical genetics, molecules of genetics, and genetic organization and control.
  • DNA: The Instruction Manual for All Life: An online exhibit from the Tech Museum of Innovation that explains how DNA works and what its job is
  • Discovering Genetics: Includes animated clips, lessons and quizes about genetics and heredity.
  • Do Your Genes Drive You to Drink?: The genetics, history, societal influences, and opinions about alcoholism.
  • Fugue No. 9: E Major: Interactive Director movie comparing a fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach to the structure of DNA.
  • Gene CRC -- For Kids Only: Even young children can learn about genetics through cartoon instruction and interactive games. Games require Flash.
  • Genetic Engineering: Science, history, ethics, definitions, and the pros and cons of genetic engineering. Thinkquest site.
  • Genetic Science Learning Center: How does genetics affect our lives? Online activities, labs, experiments, and workshops for students, teens, and all others curious about genetics.
  • Genetically Modified Crops: What kids say about genetic engineering and modification of food. Includes a quiz, pro and con links, and a forum. By Ogilvie High School, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Mendelian Genetics: Online text book with an introduction and chapters dealing with sex-linkage, pedigrees, and meiosis and genetic recombination .
  • Mission Drosophila: Done in the style of "Mission Impossible," this Thinkquest site gives numerous hands on manipulations students can use to learn about basic genetics.
  • OLogy: The Gene Scene: Defines genetics, explains DNA, discusses cloning, and looks at genetic engineering. Includes activities.
  • Right Handed DNA Hall of Fame: Artistic pictures of right-handed DNA. Includes a left-handed hall of fame and other genetics links.
  • The DNA Village: A full tutorial about DNA, including structure, research, technology, and interesting stories.
  • The Gmissues Web Site: Explains the ecological and social effects of genetically modified crop plants. This is an English site so terminology may be British.
  • What Can Our Chromosomes Tell Us?: Interactive karyotyping activity, in which you can determine if different individuals have specific genetic diseases or not.
  • Whose Genes?: Guide to genetic engineering. What is it? Should you be worried? Is it okay? Is it for need or for greed?
  • Your Genes Your Choices: Describes basic genetics as well as the legal, social, and ethical implications of increasing genetic knowledge.

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