Genetics is a field in biology that deals with the study of life, its origin and the differences that exist among living things. Gregor Johann Mendel can be said to be the father of genetics. This is because of his published work on pea plants in 1886. His work, which later became known as Mendelian inheritance, formed the starting point for other scientists such as Carl Correns and Eric Von. Before Gregor Mendel’s work, Darwin and Maupertuis had already made some contributions on genetics. However, Mendel was the first scientist to come up with substantial evidence on his discovery. The links below give more information on the interesting topic of genetics:
Genetics in History
An explanation of how the concept of genetics evolved along with important names and dates.
Timeline of important accomplishments in genetics between 1866 and 2009.
Gregor Mendel Bio
This page offers a brief biography of monk Gregor Mendel and explains his contributions to the field of genetics.
Gregor Mendel’s Principles
The page contains an explanation of the principles of inheritance discovered and described by Gregor Mendel.
A resource page from the University of Utah that includes genetic basics, virtual labs, and lesson plans for teachers.
A resource page from the National Institute of Health on how genes work, genetic conditions, and genetic testing.
This page offers a basic tutorial in the different stages of cellular mitosis.
Mitosis and Meiosis
A good resource for learning about the differences between mitosis, meiosis and their different stages. The page also contains laboratory exercises that will help students review these subjects further.
What does Mitosis Do?
This page describes the function of mitosis in organisms and why cells must undergo mitosis.
The page gives a detailed account of everything about mitosis including definitions of genetics terms, color illustrations, and further links and resources for students and teachers.
An Introduction to Mitosis
Learn mitosis with this basic explanation from hte university of Maryland. Each stage of mitosis is explained with an illustration.
What is Mitosis?
This page contains illustration of the four different stages of mitosis: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telephase.
This page explains the biological basis behind heredity and explains how genetics relate to conception.
The page contains a list of dates and people who contributed immensely to the development of genetics today. The theoretical implications of their works are also highlighted.
Animal Breeding, Genomes, and Genetics
This page from the Department of Agriculture offers information and resources on recent developments in animal breeding and animal genetics.
A interesting collection of links to different articles on genetics and animal breeding.
Genetic Terms: Talking Glossary
The page from the National Human Genome Research Institute contains a list of 232 genetic terms from A to Z, with both text and audio versions of their definitions.
Dictionary of Glossary Terms
The page is a list of genetic terms and their definitions, offered by the National Cancer Institute.
This page offers information on the four main types of genetic diseases, as well as answers to common questions such as: what are single gene disorders? What are chromosomal abnormalities?
This Genome glossary from the Human Genome Project has a list of terms that relate to genetics from A to Z.
Internet Resources on Genetics
A collection of links and resources on genetics and molecular biology from the Rockefeller University.
Algorithms of Human Genetics
A helpful resource from the University of California-Berkeley that explains how computations algorithms can assist in modeling genetic relationships between humans.
Mitosis VS Meiosis
This page offers a chart that shows the differences and similarities between mitosis and meiosis. The stages compared include the early prophase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase and more.
The Science of Genetics
The page contains information on the different fields in genetics. The fields explained include molecular genetics, classical genetics and evolutionary genetics.
Careers in Human Genetics
Discover the importance of being a geneticist. This page offers information on the education, job requirements, skills and salary of a geneticist.
DNA and Molecular Genetics
This page covers information on the role and structure of the DNA and DNA replication.
Basic Chromosome Terminology
This page offers definitions of terms related to chromosomse and includes pictures and information on types and parts of different chromosomes.
About the Human Genome Project
This page offers a brief history of the Human Genome Project (HGP), an international project that discovered all of the estimated human genes for future study.
Genetics Education Center
A compilation of resources for those studying genetics by the University of Kansas’s Medical Center.
This page from the Nobel Prize Foundation has a biography of Francis Crick, who co-discovered DNA in 1952.
This page offers a brief biography of James Watson, co-discover of DNA and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.
Annotated Watson and Crick Paper
An annotated version of the original 1952 paper by James Watson and Francis Crick that explained the helical structure of DNA.
This page gives a brief biography of Rosalind Franklin and explores her often overlooked contributions to the discovery of DNA.
What is Gene Therapy?
This page offers a brief explanation of gene therapy and how it can be used in medicine.
Gene Therapy Resources
This page is a collection of links and resources on Gene Therapy and it’s potential applications in medicine.
Dolly, the First Cloned Sheep
This page offers information about Dolly, the first successfully cloned mammal.