Ever wonder how certain traits or conditions are passed down from one generation to another? Or why some people get sick from certain diseases while others don't?
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has answers. You can find a series of easy-to-understand fact sheets on NHGRI's website that help explain how genetic research works—and why it's so important. Genetic research studies how our genes build and maintain cells and pass genetic information to offspring.
The fact sheets cover topics like chromosomes, DNA, and genetic mapping. They can help teachers or parents explain complex topics to kids.