Big Idea: Information in Molecules and Cells

Examine the Big Idea of Information at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels

The Big Idea is that living systems have multiple mechanisms to store, retrieve, and transmit information.

The main themes that are integrated throughout this Big Idea are:

  • Heritable information provides for continuity of life.
  • Imperfect information transfer produces variation.
  • Information can be expressed and regulated without loss of content.
  • Non-heritable information is transmitted within and between biological systems.