Genetics and Politics 2

Genetics and Politics 2 - Quick Review How does scrambling...

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How does scrambling the genome during reproduction affect human function? (You’re not just ½ mom and ½ dad) One new term: allele. Quick Review
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Our central hypothesis: Political behavior = Nature + Nurture + Their Interaction Can we agree on political behaviors/ phenotypes and are they immutable? Can gather “nature” data? Can we control for nurture? Can we define “their interaction”?
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How genes translate to body function: Let’s look at sight. The eye is HIGHLY complex.
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Cells of the retina All these cells are essential for sight. Genes from different chromosomes are essential in the many different cells. Genetic diversity can result in differences in eye sight. How can genetic diversity “probe” to better eyesight? How can random events lead to complexity?
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A change in heritable characteristics in a population over time. The process by which organisms best adapted to their environment survive and transmit their genes to succeeding generations at the expense of others. Natural Selection
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