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5 Matching questions

  1. Tay-Sachs disease
  2. over-the-counter medications
  3. dominant traits
  4. spina bifida and hydrocephalus
  5. Down syndrome
  1. a A genetic disorder characterized by a broad skull, blunt facial features, short stature, and learning difficulties; caused by the presence of an extra chromosome 21
  2. b A congenital condition in which part of the spinal cord or meninges protrudes through a cleft in the spinal column, resulting in loss of voluntary movement in the lower body. An increase of cerebrospinal fluid around the brain, resulting in an enlargement of the head in infants, because the bones of the skull are still unfused and the fluid can be drained into the abdominal cavity.
  3. c A medication that can be purchased by anyone off the shelf at the pharmacy without a prescription
  4. d 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
  5. e Traits that always show in a person even if only one gene of the pair is inherited for the trait

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. An inherited trait that may produce fraternal twins
  2. Caused by inheriting defective recessive genes from both parents, more commonly occurs in African-Americans
  3. A condition that babies may be born with when the mother drinks during pregnancy; symptoms include shaking, crying...
  4. A condition caused by brain damage around the time of birth and marked by lack of muscle control and paralysis especially in the limbs
  5. The basic unit of heredity; genes carry all the characteristics that will transfer from parent to child

5 True/False questions

  1. chromosomesThe basic unit of heredity; genes carry all the characteristics that will transfer from parent to child

          

  2. cystic fibrosisGiving birth to more than one child at a time

          

  3. prenatal developmentAn abnormality, present at birth, that affects the structure or function of the body and may threaten a baby's health

          

  4. 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

          

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