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Ch 14: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 14: The Human Genome

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The Human Genome chapter of this Prentice Hall Biology Textbook Companion Course helps students learn the essential biology lessons of the human genome. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Human Genome textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Biology The Human Genome chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the human genome topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Exceptions to independent assortment, including sex linked and sex limited traits
  • Symptoms of various types of genetic disorders
  • The influence of sex linked and polygenic inheritance on development
  • Nondisjunction and aneuploidy
  • Genomic DNA analysis

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5 Lessons in Chapter 14: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 14: The Human Genome
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Exceptions to Independent Assortment: Sex-Linked and Sex-Limited Traits

1. Exceptions to Independent Assortment: Sex-Linked and Sex-Limited Traits

More men are color blind compared women. But often, not every brother, cousin or uncle in a family tree is color blind. Why not? How can genetics explain this seemingly complex inheritance pattern?

Types of Genetic Disorders: Definitions & Symptoms

2. Types of Genetic Disorders: Definitions & Symptoms

Cystic fibrosis, Huntington's disease, Tay-Sachs disease, sickle cell disease, Down syndrome, and cancer all have something in common. They are all genetic disorders, and we will discuss why they may occur and what problems they might cause.

The Influence of Sex-Linked and Polygenic Inheritance on Development

3. The Influence of Sex-Linked and Polygenic Inheritance on Development

What is sex-linked inheritance? What influence does it have on human development? What does it mean if a trait is polygenic? Learn the answers to these questions as this lesson explores this area of genetic inheritance.

Nondisjunction & Aneuploidy: Definition & Examples

4. Nondisjunction & Aneuploidy: Definition & Examples

Learn why proper chromosome segregation is essential during meiosis. We'll see how having an extra chromosome can lead to Down Syndrome and also examine the consequences of having too few chromosomes. Disruptions to the delicate balance of cell division can have far-reaching effects.

Genomic DNA Analysis

5. Genomic DNA Analysis

Your genes are what make you who you are, but they also make you a human. Studying genes and genomes allows scientists to better understand not only our own species, but how we are related to other species in the world as well.

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