Human Genetics Research Methods: Pedigrees and Population Genetics


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1. 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?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of pedigrees and population genetics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Classification of Alzheimer's disease
  • Multifactorial traits
  • Genetic techniques
  • Collecting samples for complex disease

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about pedigrees and population genetics in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a genetic technique used in human genetics

Additional Learning

To learn more about, review the accompanying lesson titled Human Genetics Research Methods: Pedigrees and Population Genetics. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Review pedigrees and how human genetics are studied
  • Determine differences between autosomal and sex-linked chromosomes
  • Understand multifactorial traits and how they lead to complex diseases
  • Learn about human population genetics