After you’ve done the textbook reading, listen to these two NPR news stories and answer the questions below to gain familiarity with some important concepts related to DNA. We’ll go over these questions during class on Wednesday.
- 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?