DNA and RNA
- Distinguish between the structure, functions and processes involved with DNA and RNA.
- Analyze how DNA can control cellular activities, store and transmit genetic information.
- Describe the many ways that mutations can occur, the relative significance of each type of mutation and how those mutations can result in new traits that may or may not have adaptive significance for the survival of the organism.
- Explain how DNA can be manipulated in both genetic engineering and the identification of individuals for criminal investigations or parental confirmations.
- Assess the value of technology in genetic engineering to improve crops, decrease disease, and develop hybrid organisms.