genetics explained with gummy bears.

 “i have all these great genes, but they’re recessive. that’s the problem here.” 

-Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes


image credit: Rogue NASA

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  1. love the gummi bear model – some people are so creative! I wonder if somebody could do the same thing to explain the difference between a second cousin and a cousin once removed…

    and you can’t go wrong quoting Bill Watterson!

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  2. I have some normally recessive genes that in me are NOT recessive, notably, I can roll my tongue UNDER. When challenged by our 9th grade biology teacher to try that, I was the only one. Well, 9th grade, the last thing anyone wants to be is different. Still, I wonder what OTHER traits came along with it.

    I love the chart.

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