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5 Matching questions

  1. chromosomes
  2. muscular dystrophy
  3. genes
  4. Tay-Sachs disease
  5. PKU (phenylkentonuria)
  1. a A genetic disease that principally affects those of Jewish ancestry, marked by an accumulation of certain fats in the brain and nerves resulting in brain damage, loss of sight and brain functions
  2. b The basic unit of heredity; genes carry all the characteristics that will transfer from parent to child
  3. c A condition in which the body is unable to process and use a specific protein that is present in nearly all foods
  4. d A progressive weakness and shrinking of the muscles most commonly inherited
  5. e A threadlike structure that carries genes in living cells

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A medication that can be purchased by anyone off the shelf at the pharmacy without a prescription
  2. A condition caused by brain damage around the time of birth and marked by lack of muscle control and paralysis especially in the limbs
  3. Traits that typically do not show in a person unless both genes for the trait are inherited
  4. Things and people in a person's surroundings (ex. mother's health, family, friends, home, community, life experiences)
  5. The development of a zygote, embryo, and fetus before birth

5 True/False questions

  1. birth defectAll traits passed down from one generation to the next (e.g., eye, skin, and hair color)

          

  2. cleft lip/cleft palateA condition caused by brain damage around the time of birth and marked by lack of muscle control and paralysis especially in the limbs

          

  3. Down syndromeA genetic disorder characterized by a broad skull, blunt facial features, short stature, and learning difficulties; caused by the presence of an extra chromosome 21

          

  4. sickle cell anemiaCaused by inheriting defective recessive genes from both parents, more commonly occurs in African-Americans

          

  5. hereditaryAll traits passed down from one generation to the next (e.g., eye, skin, and hair color)

          

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