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CH 5 Sec 2 Vocab

CHapter 5 Section 2 Vocab from the science textbook

Genetic Disorder an abnormal condition that a person inherits through genes or chromosomes
Pedigree A family tree that tracks which members of a family have a certain trait
karyotype a picture of all of the chromosomes in a cell
What are two major causes of genetic disorders in humans? mutations in the DNA of genes and also changes in the overall structure or number of chromosomes
How do geneticists trace the inheritance of traits? A pedigree (a family tree for genes and traits if you will)
How are genetic disorders diagnosed and treated? Karyotypes to diagnose them, and medical care, education, job training, and other methods to treat them
Created by: Ahinson2