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Modern Genetics

TermDefinition
Carrier A person who has one recessive and one dominant allele for a trait.
Hemophilia A genetic disorder in which a person's blood clots very slowly.
Inbreeding The crossing of two individuals that have identical or similar sets of alleles.
Genetic Engineering The transfer of genes from one organism to another.
Pedigree A chart that tracks which members of a family have a particular trait.
Genetic Disorder An abnormal condition that a person inherits through genes or chromosomes.
Down Syndrome A disorder in which the person has an extra copy of chromosome 21.
Genetic Counselor Professionals who help couples understand their chances of having a child with a particular genetic disorder.
Clone An organism that is genetically identical to the organism from which it was produced.
Multiple Alleles Three or more forms of a gene that code for a single trait.
Cystic Fibrosis A genetic disorder in which the body produces abnormally thick mucus.
Karyotype A picture of the chromosomes in a cell.
Genome The entire DNA in one cell of an organism.
DNA fingerprint A pattern produced from fragments of the DNA of a specific organism.
Hybridization A technique used to cross genetically different individuals.
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