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Bonnie Branch 7th Grade - 4-1 / 4-2 Human Inheritance & Genetic Disorders

multiple alleles Three or more forms of a gene that code for a single trait
sex-linked gene A gene that is carried on the X or Y chromosome
carrier A person who has one recessive allele for a trait and one dominant allele, but does not have the trait
pedigree A chart or “family tree” that tracks which members of a family have a particular trait
genetic disorder An abnormal condition that a person inherits through genes or chromosomes
karyotype A picture of all the chromosomes in a cell arranged in pairs
amniocentesis A technique by which a small amount of the fluid that surround a developing baby is removed; the fluid is analyzed to determine whether the baby will have a genetic disorder
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