The New Genetics

The cover of The New Genetics booklet.

The New Genetics is a science education booklet that explains the role of genes in health and disease, the basics of DNA and its molecular cousin RNA, and new directions in genetic research.

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The New Genetics in PDF [5.9MB] | E-PUB

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All life on Earth is related. Overview of the booklet.

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Defines terms used in the booklet.

The New Genetics Puzzle

A crossword puzzle covering topics in the booklet.