Genetic Mutations (pg308)
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Today we covered one of the more interesting topics within Unit 3: genetic mutations. We explained that genetic mutations can be defined as “a genetic mistake; a permanent change in the DNA code, such that the code differs from its parents.” We then discussed the two types of mutations (hereditary and acquired), what can cause them (sunburns, X-rays, smoking, etc.), and what the effects can be (aging, cancer, genetic diseases, etc.) At the end of class, we played a game where students rolled dice, picked a card, and added mutations to their genetic codes on Page 305. Copies of the genetic mutation cards and today’s PowerPoint can be found below.