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Bio CH27

Biology CH27 Human Genetics

amniocentesis the way of looking at the chromosomes of a fetus
autosome chromosomes that do not determine the sex of a person
color blindness a problem in which red and green are not seen as they should be
dyslexia a genetic disorder in which the person sees and writes some letters or words backward
genetic counseling the use of genetics to predict and explain traits in children
incomplete dominance a case of inheritance in which neither gene is totally dominant over the other
pedigree a diagram that can show how a certain trait is passed along in a family
sex chromosome chromosomes that determine sex
sickle-cell anemia a genetic disorder in which all the red blood cells are shaped like sickles
X chromosome sex chromosomes of the female
Y chromosome a sex chromosome found only in males