about account add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up back-arrow register-arrow book-mobile book categories chat-bubble-mobile chat-bubble close college contact-us credit-card drag email-square facebook-mobile facebook-square facebook faq film history home load modal-error person pinterest-square play-mobile play queue remove resume search share show star tick trailer trash twitter-mobile twitter-square twitter university warning warning youtube-square open-eye close-eye promo-tag tag check info info active

Humans Are Not Peas: Myths about Genetics

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

Humans Are Not Peas: Myths about Genetics

Taught by Professor Don Lincoln | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

It might surprise you to know that most human characteristics—including eye color—aren’t governed by a single gene. Nor do dominant genes always become more common over time. As you’ll discover, we owe these and other misconceptions about genetics to the Punnett squares you first encountered in high school biology.


September 5, 2019
Information was great, delivery was dry.