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Grade 12: Biology: Molecular Genetics

This course provides an in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems.

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DNA- The Molecule of Life

DNA Extraction Virtual Lab

DNA is extracted from human cells for a variety of reasons. With a pure sample of DNA you can test a newborn for a genetic disease, analyze forensic evidence, or study a gene involved in cancer. Try this virtual laboratory to perform a cheek swab and extract DNA from human cells.


Famous Genetists

Click on the following scientist to learn more about their research and their contributions to our understanding of DNA structure or replication.

James. D Watson

Francis Crick

A.D Hershey

Rosalind Franklin

Edward Tatum

Oswald Avery


Genetically modified crops are a topic of intense debate that have sparked a lot of controversy over the years, fuelled largely through a lack of understanding and vast amounts of misinformation. Do we need GM crops? Are they dangerous? This article is going to give a brief overview of this huge topic and also discuss some of the myths and facts of GMOs photo credit: Keith Weller, USDA, via Wikimedia Commons       

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mRNA in Eukaryotes Activity

Protein Synthesis

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