What Are Genes? - Definition, Types & Function

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Which is the best definition of a gene?

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1. How many genes do humans have?

2. What is a monogenic trait?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combination, you will be assessed on definitions of terms like genes, monogenic traits and gene therapy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This practice aims to test your knowledge of:

  • What a gene does
  • Number of genes humans have
  • Monogenic traits
  • How gene therapy works
  • Alleles

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding humans' genetic makeup
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as alleles and monogenic traits
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on genes types and function

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about genes, check out the accompanying lesson titled Genes Types & Function. It covers topics such as:

  • What DNA is
  • What chromosomes are
  • What traits are
  • Monogenic and polygenic traits
  • Gene therapy
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