B2 5.6 Inherited conditions in humans

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What is the name of a disease that is inherited?
Genetic disorder
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What is polydactyly?
A disease where babies are born with extra fingers or toes - caused by a dominant allele of a gene so it can be inherited from only one parent
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What is cystic fibrosis?
A disease that affects the lungs and pancreas to become clogged up with mucus - caused by a recessive allele so must be inherited from both parents
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What is a carrier?
Someone who carries a dominant healthy allele but has a recessive allele containing a genetic disorder
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How can you predict the inheritance of a genetic disease?
You could construct a genetic diagram
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What is polydactyly?

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A disease where babies are born with extra fingers or toes - caused by a dominant allele of a gene so it can be inherited from only one parent

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What is cystic fibrosis?

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How can you predict the inheritance of a genetic disease?

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