Explore Why Certain Traits are Passed Through Families
With his trademark blend of experimentation and explanation, Bill Nye leads students from Mendel’s experiments with peas to the complete sequencing of the human genome. The process by which scientists came to understand that inherited information is passed according to rules is explained in relation to other monumental discoveries, including the double helix model and the existence of microorganisms. Visit FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. with Bill Nye to see how DNA becomes personal, playing an important role in criminal forensics. You’ll also learn how the secret of the cell was solved and how starfish led to the development of stem cell research. Duration: 45 minutes.