The problem . . .how to make it understandable and interesting.
The solution . . . GENETICS CD-ROM.
Increasingly, genetics has become an integral part of our daily lives, but its principles are not easy to master. Students of this generation will soon be asked to decide on matters such as genetic engineering of crops, the use of genetics in human medicine and other vital topics. It is essential that the community understands the basics.
Animated Biomedical Productions and adam.com have moved to meet this need. Using interactive and effective teaching tools, such as computer animation and human medicine examples, this CD-ROM presents the facts in an interesting and absorbing way.
This section covers the basic facts of genetic science. It explains concepts such as the cell as the basic unit of life, the nucleus and its chromosomes, the structure of proteins and their manufacture, DNA and the concept of the gene, principles of heredity, mutations, and the practical applications of genetics.
History of Genetics
The history of Genetics is presented in three sections. The first covers the key discoveries on which genetics is based. The second details the discoveries related to the gene. The last section tells the story of how genetics has been put into practice thus far.
This section presents examples of specific genetic conditions which illustrate theprinciples discussed under Basic Science and History of Genetics sections.
It is important for the human race at this time to step back and look at the implications of genetic science. Genetics has the potential to reshape almost every aspect of our lives, and as such, requires detailed informed public discussion world wide to formulate acceptable policies and standards.