The Modern Genetics Framework addresses the molecular basis for genetics, specifically gametogenesis, fertilization, development, mitosis, meiosis, differential gene expression, transcription, translation, and replication. (For a more detailed look at mitosis and meiosis, see the MItosis/Meiosis Framework.)  Explanations of these concepts in modern genetics are organized around three practices:

  • keeping track of DNA/chromosomes or proteins
  • keeping track of information
  • keeping track of scale and location

The organismal, cellular, and subcellular scales are addressed.

More information about the content represented in each cell is available by clicking on the green arrow in the cell.  Cluster questions related to the concepts in a cell are available by clicking on the blue book icon in the cell.  The entire Diagnostic Question Cluster is also available.