Misconception RHM013:

Genetic information or traits are inherited from the same-sex parent (i.e. daughters get their mother's DNA and sons get their father's DNA) (Clough & Wood-Robinson, 1985; Kargbo et al., 1980).

Items that test for misconception RHM013 in this project (Original Project) and key idea (Genetic information in the form of …)
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RH058001

Children inherit half of the DNA in each of their cells from one parent, and half from the other parent.

10%

RH005004

In sexually reproducing organisms such as humans, half of the genetic information comes from each of the parents.

9%

RH055001

In sexually reproducing organisms such as humans, half of a child's DNA comes from each of the parents.

9%