Video and Multimedia

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Web Links:

Web Link 4.1: Dominant and Recessive
Description: This website describes the difference between dominant and recessive inheritance.

Web Link 4.2: Behavioral Genetics
Description: This website is an APA article on behavioral genetics and the use of twin and family studies.

Web Link 4.3: Minnesota Center for Twin & Family Research
Description: This website is the webpage for the Minnesota Center for Twin & Family Research at the University of Minnesota.


Audio Link 4.1: Genes and Behavior
Description: NPR story on Talk of the Nation on behavioral genetics (47:35)


Video Link 4.1: Nature through Nurture
Description: This video introduces the idea that genes and the environment interact to produce human behavior.

Video Link 4.2: The history of research on genetics
Description: An animated history of the study of the human genome from Mendel to the current day.

Video Link 4.3: Differences in Identical Twins
Description: This video discusses the differences between identical twins that may result from more than just differences in their environment. When comparing the genomes of twins, researchers found genetic differences between the identical twins in their DNA.

Video Link 4.4: Sickle Cell Anemia
Description: This video describes the genetic disorder sickle cell anemia, which is the most common genetic disease in America.

Video Link 4.5: Down syndrome
Description: A description of the abilities and challenges of people with Down syndrome.

Video Link 4.6: Genetic Tests
Description: A short explanation of the types of prenatal testing available to pregnant women to determine if there are genetic or chromosomal abnormalities present.

Video Link 4.7: Passive gene environment interaction
Description: A video, just for fun, showing Evel Knievel and his son Robbie jumping the fountains as Caesar's Palace, an example of passive gene environment interaction.