Genetic Counseling

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Cancer cells within which of the following biopsy samples would be the best indicator that the cancer has metastasized and is circulating through the bloodstream? Lymph node.

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All normal human body cells contain 46


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What can be concluded about the ability of doctorate-category sperm to help produce children that are smarter than average? Children produced by this type of sperm have an approximately 72 percent chance of being more intelligent than average.

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Which of the following pairs of people would provide the most useful information to geneticists, regarding the heritability of a certain trait? Monozygotic twins separated into different households soon after birth.

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DNA is often likened to an instructional manual. According to this analogy, the typographical errors that would inevitably result when the DNA “manual” is transcribed would be similar to:  Mutant alleles.

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Match the following term to its definition:

Alleles- Alternate forms of genes

Phenotype- Physical traits

Gametes- Sex cells

Gonads- Sex organs

Genes- Small segments of DNA that code for proteins

Crossing over- Occurs during prophase I of Meiosis I.

Meiosis- Results in a reduced number of chromosomes

Mitosis- Results in two identical daughter cells

Segregation- The separation of a pair of alleles.

Quantitative traits- Traits with a wide range of phenotypes like color, height, and intelligence

August 09, 2023




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