Select from the frequently asked questions below
- Genetic disorders are caused by mutations in one or a few genes or by abnormal numbers of chromosomes.
- Genetic disorders that are caused by mutations are usually inherited.
- Gene therapy is a potential cure for genetic disorders.
Pick two diseases that are caused by mutation. Explain what they do to the living thing with it. Can you tell what category mutation the disease is?
What are people called who do not express a recessive phenotype but could pass down a recessive allele?
What is a karyotype, and what does it do? Do chromosomal disorders always involve extra genetic material?
Which syndrome is the result of a defective protein in connective tissue that leads to heart and bone defects?