2. Genes & the Environment

Summary and objectives: Nature vs. nurture or nature and nurture?

Explain key concepts like heritability, polygenic variation using terms like dominant, recessive, and homozygous.

  • Identify the different types of gene-environment relationships.
  • Discuss the implications of critical methods and findings like twin and adoption studies and genetic marker studies.
  • Apply your knowledge to discover how knowing about biology might help us change the environment we create for our children?