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Topic: not all  will be covered in equal length
Introduction: the power of genetics. Cell structure, chromosomes, mitosis, meiosis
Mendel I. History, reasons for success. One and two factor crosses
Mendel II. Variations on a theme. Human disorders
Chromosome variations. Sex determination, linkage
Pedigree analysis. Tracking disorders in families
Complex traits. Quantitative inheritance. Environmental affects
DNA. History, structure, replication
DNA function. Proteins, enzymes, metabolism
Biotyechnology overview. Major methods
Medical uses of biotechnology
Agricultural and forensic biotechnology
Ethical considerations. Eugenics, genetic testing, race, IQ, criminal behavior

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