Genetics Questions

These questions are not intended to test your knowledge but rather to stimulate your curiosity and to help you understand the kinds of questions researchers are investigating.

  1. Why do children look similar to their parents?
  2. Why do some children look more like their mothers and others look more like their fathers?
  3. How is the similarity between children and parents controlled?
  4. What controls an organism’s development?
  5. How does a cell divide into two cells?
  6. How does an embryo develop into an organism?
  7. What is a gene & where is it located?
  8. When, where and how are genes expressed?
  9. How many genes do we have?
  10. Do all organisms have the same number of genes?
  11. Is the number of genes proportional to the size of the organism?