Personal Genome Project Study Guide
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Part I: Genetic Material

Part II: Gene Transmission

Part III: Gene Expression

Part IV: Genetic Regulation

Part V: Genetics and Society

Part VI: Project Literacy






  Part II: Gene Transmission
Lesson 6: Heredity
Reading Lesson 6 Practice Test

Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Determine the likelihood that a child will inherit an autosomal dominant trait from one parent, and how that differs from the likelihood of inheriting an autosomal recessive trait
  • Explain what it means to be a carrier of a trait
  • Explain what an X-linked disease is, and why X-linked diseases are more common in males
  • Explain why the likelihood of inheriting a complex, polygenic trait is not currently possible to calculate