AP Biology Pre-Discussion Questions: Information 11- Human Genetic Conditions

Instructions:

Topic Presentation:

Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Supplementary Resources:

Videos By Paul Andersen:

Questions to answer:

Things you should make sure you understand:

Instructions:

Topic Presentation:

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Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Volume 1:

Supplementary Resources:

Videos By Paul Andersen:

Mechanisms that Increase Genetic Variation

Questions to answer:

  1. Why are pedigrees useful for tracking the inheritance of diseases and other traits?  
  2. Explain the mode of inheritance (autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, sex-linked, sex-limited), the cause, and the symptoms of each of the following genetic conditions:
  1. Cystic Fibrosis
  2. Tay-Sachs Disease
  3. Sickle Cell Anemia
  4. Huntington’s Chorea
  5. Hemophilia
  6. Male Pattern Baldness (NOT A DISEASE- Thank you very much!)
  1. Why is inbreeding a bad idea?

Things you should make sure you understand:

(feel free to ask questions about them in class)