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Nature of genetic material
How is DNA organized?    
What are the molecular components and mechanisms necessary to preserve and duplicate an organism’s genome?    
Transmission/ patterns of inheritance
What are the mechanisms by which an organism’s genome is passed on to the next generation?    
How can one deduce information about genes, alleles, and gene functions from analysis of genetic crosses and patterns of inheritance?    
How does the phenomenon of linkage affect the assortment of alleles during meiosis?    
Molecular biology of gene function
How is genetic information expressed so it affects an organism’s structure and function?    
Gene expression and regulation
How can gene activity be altered in the absence of DNA changes?    
How do genes and genomes control changes in an organism's structure and function throughout its life cycle?    
Genetic variation
How do different types of mutations affect genes and the corresponding mRNAs and proteins?    
Evolution and population genetics
What are the processes that can affect the frequency of genotypes and phenotypes in a population over time?    
Genetics of model organisms
How do the results of molecular genetic studies in model organisms help us understand aspects of human genetics and genetic diseases?    
Methods and tools in genetics
What experimental methods are commonly used to analyze gene structure, gene expression, gene function, and genetic variants?    
Core competencies
Students should be able to locate, read, and comprehend primary literature research papers on genetics topics.    
Students should be able to implement observational strategies to formulate a question.    
Students should be able to generate testable hypotheses.    
Students should be able to design an experiment using appropriate controls and appropriate sample sizes.    
Students should be able to gather and evaluate experimental evidence, including qualitative and quantitative data.    
Students should be able to apply statistical methods when analyzing their data, and use patterns to construct a model.    
Students should be able to generate and interpret graphs displaying experimental results.    
Students should be able to critique large data sets and use bioinformatics to assess genetics data.    
Students should be able to communicate experimental results effectively, including writing research papers and giving presentations.    
Students should be able to effectively explain genetics concepts to different audiences.    
Students should be able to tap into the interdisciplinary nature of science.    
Students should be able to identify and critique scientific issues relating to society or ethics.