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Hereditary Diseases: Definition, Types & Treatments

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What term is used to describe 'a condition caused in full or in part from a genetic abnormality'?

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1. What term is used to describe 'a segment of DNA which is responsible for a trait in an individual'?

2. Which of the following is an example of a condition resulting from a chromosomal abnormality?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Genes are passed from one generation to the next, and along the way mutations can occur. The environment can also have an impact on our genetic makeup. With this quiz you can test yourself on information about genetic abnormalities and treatments for hereditary diseases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to identify:

  • Terms for the following definitions:
    • Conditions caused by a genetic abnormality
    • Segments of DNA responsible for traits
    • Replacement of an abnormal gene with a healthy one
  • Facts about breast cancer
  • Types of conditions resulting from genetic abnormalities

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows you to assess your proficiency in the following areas:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can identify the correct term for a condition cause by genetic abnormality and substituting an abnormal gene for a healthy one
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about breast cancer
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific conditions caused by chromosomal abnormalities

Additional Learning

To learn more about the kinds of hereditary diseases and their treatments, review the accompanying lesson called Hereditary Diseases: Definition, Types & Treatments. You'll examine:

  • Chromosomes and genes
  • Types of abnormalities that can occur to genes
  • Diseases caused by teratogens
  • Future treatments for genetic diseases
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