Humans Are Not Peas: Myths about Genetics
Lecture no. 11 from the course: Understanding the Misconceptions of Science
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.