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Who is gregor mendel? what did he work on? What did his experiments lead to?
a monk scientist who crossed thousands of pea plants. Led to Mendel's laws of heredity.
What is a pedigree?
a primary means of looking at inheritance patterns
What is carrier testing?
to determine if an individual is a carrier of a certain disorder
what is predictive testing?
people with a strong family history of cancer testing themselves
what is amniocentisis?
technique used to detect disorders in a fetus
All X-linked diseases are what?
Why do X-linked diseases skip generations?
because mutant alleles can be carried without any effect if a normal allele is also present
What are some X-linked diseases?
red-green color blindness, hemophilia, and duchenne muscular dystrophy