a human genetic disorder caused by a recessive allele for a chloride channel protein; characterized by an excessive secretion of mucus and consquent vulnerability to infection; fatal if untreated (4% whites are carriers - most common lethal genetic disease)
Three or more forms of a gene , three or more forms of a gene that code for a single trait
individual who has one copy of the allele for a recessive disorder and does not exhibit symptoms
Is an abnormal condition that a person inherits through genes or chromosomes
Did you know: Genetic disorders are caused by mutations or changes in a person's DNA
A procedure doctors can use to determine if a baby will have genetic disorders.
Did you know: Today doctors use tools such as amniocentesis and karotypes to help detect genetic disorders.
Is a picture of all the chromosomes in a cell
This is one of the many tecniques a Genetic Counselor will use
The process of selecting a few organisms with desired traits to serve as parents for the next genaration.
Involves inserting working copies of a gene directly into the cells of a person with a genetic disorder
Is an organism that is genetically identical to the organism from which it was produced
Did you know: You can clone plants by cutting a part off of it
Cloning animals is a little more diffcult, you need to use the Dolly tecnique
All the DNA in one cell of an organism.
Did you know: The main goal of the Human Genome Project is to identify the DNA sequence of every gene in the human Genome