Cartesian Dualism

Descartes and the Pineal Gland. A comprehensive discussion of why Descartes chose the pineal gland as the seat of the soul.

Basic Genetics

Essentials of Genetics. Some high quality and solid tutorials on elementary genetics.

DNA-RNA-Protein. Overview of replication, transcription, and translation.

DNA to Protein. An animation illustrating the various steps in protein synthesis.

Ribosomes, Transcription, & Translation. A more detailed explanation of transcription, translation, and the role of ribosomes.

Patterns of Inheritance. A link from University of Leicester looking at Mendelian and Non-Mendelian patterns of inheritence.


Scishow: Epigenetics.  A good clear overview of the basics of epigenetics.

Epigenetics and Inheritance. Informative article from the University of Utah that discusses epigenetic tags. Includes an interactive game demonstrating the effects of maternal licking on gene expression.

Gene Control Manipulator.  This interactive website allows you to control gene expression by making changes to the epigenome.

Gene Expression and Regulation. Informative website from University of Leicester. This page reviews the 2 central processes of gene expression: transcription, translation.

The Power of Epigenetics. A short comical video explaining epigenetics.

The Human Genome

Timeline of the Human Genome.  An easy to navigate timeline of the developments leading to the mapping of the human genome. Click images for further details.