Holt, Rinehart & Winston
HM2 CH12
Modern Biology
Chapter 12: Inheritance Patterns and Human Genetics
Welcome to Modern Biology. Chapter 12 describes how biologists use their knowledge of DNA and chromosome behavior to study how traits are inherited and expressed. Use the links below to find learning tools that will help you review the chapter and extend your study of inheritance patterns.
Review and Practice
Reading Skills: K-W-L
This worksheet will help you organize your thoughts before and after you read the chapter or an article.
Glossary: Chapter 12
Use this handy list of terms to help you understand the new vocabulary in this chapter.
Activity: Mutations
Click here and see if you can correct the mutated sentence.
Quick Lab: What Are Chromosomal Mutations?
Use paper and a pencil to model the ways in which chromosomal structure can change.
Homework Help: Chapter 12 Study Guide
Do you understand the vocabulary and concepts in this chapter? Select one of the sections listed below for a worksheet that guides you through the important points to know.
Section 12.1 || Section 12.2

Quiz Yourself: Inheritance Patterns and Human Genetics
Click here to test your knowledge of inheritance patterns and human genetics.
Teacher Notes

Enrichment and Extension
Online Research: SciLinks
Visit NSTA's SciLinks Web site, which links you to some of the most up-to-date science information on the Internet. When you get to the site, log in, and then enter a keyword for the topic you want to research. The topic and keyword for Chapter 12 are listed below.
TOPIC: X-linked traits
SciLinks CODE: HM222

Career: Genetic Counseling
Click here to read about what a genetic counselor does and to find out how to prepare for this career. To find out more, go to the sciLINKS Web site and enter the keyword HX180.
Technology Note: DNA Profiling: Promise or Peril?
Click here to read an article that explains how DNA profiling is used. The article also looks at ways this technology might have either a positive or negative effect on society.
Health Link: Genetic Counseling
Read about how genetic counselors help people find out if they or their children are at risk of having a genetic defect.
Health Link: Prenatal Testing
Will our baby be normal? For many expectant parents, prenatal testing can help answer this question.
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