Genetic and Congenital Diseases: Common Types and Treatment Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements about the proband is TRUE?

Question 2 2. All of the following statements about the triangle symbol are true EXCEPT:

Question 3 3. What percentage of infants die from congenital malformations?

Question 4 4. Why is Tay-Sachs disease recessive?

Question 5 5. What is the most likely type of inheritance for the genetic condition shown in this pedigree?

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Question 6 6. The progressive loss of cognitive capabilities is called what?

Question 7 7. What is a syndrome?

Question 8 8. A couple has three children: a 14-year-old daughter and two sons, ages 10 and 12. If the mother and daughter are both known to have a genetic disorder, what would the pedigree of this family look like?

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

Question 10 10. Why do hemophilia A and B mostly affect males?

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Question 11 11. What is the most likely type of inheritance for the genetic condition shown in this pedigree?

Question 12 12. What are congenital malformations?

Question 13 13. A geneticist is studying a genetic condition. They determine that the causative gene for this particular condition is located on human chromosome 2. What can we conclude about the condition? Why?

Question 14 14. How do genetic and environmental factors produce cancers?

Question 15 15. Which of the following genetic techniques are used in human genetics?

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Question 16 16. What is haplosufficiency?

Question 17 17. How does Tay-Sachs Disease progress?

Question 18 18. Generally speaking, what are the odds that an autosomal dominant condition will be passed from an affected individual to their child?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements about multifactorial traits is TRUE?

Question 20 20. Which of these terms accurately describes Alzheimer's disease?

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Question 21 21. John has been diagnosed with Tay-Sachs Disease. As his doctor, what would you recommend for the most effective treatment plan?

Question 22 22. A person who has one functional copy of the HEXA gene and one Tay-Sachs allele should have about what percentage of beta-hexosaminidase A enzyme compared to what is found in most individuals in the human population?

Question 23 23. When collecting samples to study the genetics of a complex disease, which of the following factors would you NOT want to be equally represented in both the affected and unaffected groups?

Question 24 24. How does hemophilia A differ from hemophilia B?

Question 25 25. What do we call a situation where a single copy of a functional gene is not enough to maintain normal function?

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Question 26 26. What percentage of all chronic diseases are linked to genes?

Question 27 27. Jake has hemophilia B. He marries Melissa who is not a hemophiliac and is not a carrier. What are the odds of being a hemophiliac for each of their children?

Question 28 28. What amino acid does the CAG codon code for?

Question 29 29. The inheritance pattern for Tay-Sachs Disease is:

Question 30 30. A criss-cross inheritance pattern is seen in what type of genetic inheritance?

Genetic and Congenital Diseases: Common Types and Treatment Chapter Exam Instructions

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