GeneticsAlive Crossword #1

This puzzle has vocabulary words found on GeneticsAlive.

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2. Small change in genetic material
6. Term to describe a mutation that is bad for the organism
8. Genetically ________ organism
9. All of an organism's genes
10. Term to describe a mutation that does not affect the organism


1. How you get genes from your parents
3. Slow change of a species over time
4. Term that describes a mutation that is good for the organism
5. Stuff in our gas tank that genetics helps produce
7. A 'sentence' in an organism's genome
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