Today, we’ll consider two NPR news stories with the questions below to gain familiarity with some important concepts related to DNA.
- We’re told that Neanderthal genes have been found in modern Americans. What’s a gene? How does this relate to DNA?
- How is it that genes/DNA played a role in human survival?
- What is a taste receptor?
- How do different genes result in different experiences in tasting bitterness?