Proband: Definition & Overview


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In this lesson's example, who was the proband for cystic fibrosis?

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1. A proband is the first person in a family diagnosed with _____.

2. A female proband is known as a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These resources assess your conceptual understanding of a proband and review your comprehension of who the proband was for Down Syndrome in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will discover what you know about the following:

  • What a proband is
  • The name for a female proband
  • How family traits are tracked

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding genetic diseases
  • Knowledge application use your knowledge to answer questions about the name for a female proband
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how family traits are tracked and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this concept in genetics by reviewing the lesson called Proband: Definition & Overview. This lesson will deal with topics like:

  • The types of diseases that have a proband
  • The term for a male proband
  • An example of a proband in the family