What Is Tay-Sachs Disease? - Symptoms and Genetic Cause


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The normal function of the beta-hexosaminidase A enzyme exhibits which characteristic?

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

2. Which of the following are the consequences of inheriting a mutated HEXA allele from both parents?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Tay-Sachs Disease is rare, but devastating. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the disease. You'll be tested on areas that include beta-hexosaminidase A enzyme, treatment for the disease, and causes of Tay-Sachs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of Tay-Sachs Disease:

  • Genetics of the disease
  • Inheritance pattern of Tay-Sachs Disease
  • Treatment of the disease

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Tay-Sachs Disease
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding progression and treatment of Tay-Sachs Disease
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of the disease

Additional Learning

To learn more about this disease, review the accompanying lesson on What is Tay-Sachs Disease? - Symptoms and Genetic Cause. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Treatment of Tay-Sachs Disease
  • The genetics of the disease
  • Biochemistry of Tay-Sachs Disease
  • Progression of the disease