Genetic Disorders

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Genetic Disorders
22 Questions
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What are mutations?
Changes in the base sequences of our genes
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What are genetic disorders?
Diseases that can be inherited
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What is the result of polydactyly?
Having extra fingers and toes
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It is caused by a __________ allele
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How many parents need to have the disorder for it to be passed on?
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What is cystic fibrosis?
A disorder of the cell membranes
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What is a sufferer of cystic fibrosis unable to do?
Transport certain substances from one side to another
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Mucus secretions become very___(1)___ and ____(2)____
(1) thick ; (2) sticky
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What happens to the organs of a cystic fibrosis sufferer?
They become clogged up which stop them working properly
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Where are symptoms particularly evident?
In lungs, pancreas and reproductive system
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Caused by a ___________ allele
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How can parents who do not suffer cystic fibrosis give birth to a child who does suffer?
If both parents are heterozygous because this means that they are carriers but not a sufferer
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Sickle-cell anaemia is caused by a __________ allele
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How does Sickle-cell anaemia affect someone?
Affects red blood cells so they are less able to carry oxygen
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Possible symptoms of Sickle-cell anaemia?
Breathlessness, lethargy, joint pain and tissue death
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Common in ___________ zones
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What is an advantage of being a carrier of sickle-cell anaemia?
Makes you more likely to survive in high malaria prevalence areas
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If someone has Down's Syndrome they have an extra ____________
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Another name for this is ___________
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Therefore how many chromosomes does the sufferer have in total?
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Within the 23 pairs of chromosomes, at which pair is the extra chromosome?
The 21st pair
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How does the inheritance of Down's Syndrome differ from other genetic disorders?
(1) not just the inheritance of one allele so can't call it hetero- or homo- zygous ; (2) parents aren't necessarily carriers
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What are mutations?


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What are genetic disorders?


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What is the result of polydactyly?


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It is caused by a __________ allele


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