Genetic Predisposition: Definition & Explanation Video


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To be genetically predisposed to an illness means to be _____ to that illness.

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1. If Brandon is genetically predisposed to diabetes, he:

2. People are genetically predisposed to the following:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Genetic predisposition affects many people, and this quiz will test you on facts, definitions, and an argument on this subject.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The meaning of being genetically predisposed to an illness
  • What things people are often genetically predisposed to
  • A true statement about genetic predispositions
  • Nature vs. nurture

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on genetic predisposition
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine an example about diabetes in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what genetic predispositions are

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, you can pull up the corresponding lesson called Genetic Predisposition: Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examine examples of specific predispositions
  • Explore the theme of nature vs. nurture
  • Understand Grainne Fleming's psychological review on childhood obesity