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9.2: Using Other Genetic Conditions and Genetic Counseling – Student Edition (Human Biology)

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Draw students' attention to the key ideas by using posters or overhead transparencies.

In discussing genetic conditions and genetic counseling, consider assigning career opportunities in genetics as a topic for student investigation.

Schedule time for student presentations on Activity 8-1 : Investigating the Human Genome Project.

Emphasize the big ideas of this section by discussing student answers to the Review Questions.

At the end of the section refocus students' attention on the key ideas.

What Do You Think?

Insurance companies compensate people for medical expenses. Should they be allowed to screen people for genetic disorders before agreeing to insure them?

What Do You Think?

If you carried a recessive gene for a genetic disorder and your spouse did too, would you risk having children? Why or why not?

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