Introduction to Medical Inheritance: Patterns in Families - BM5 RCR1

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1. Approximately how many recessive genetic diseases does the average person carry an allele for?

  • 20-30
  • 1-5
  • 5-10
  • 10-20
1 of 20

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2. True or false: male to male transmission never occurs in X-linked recessive conditions?

  • George
  • True
  • Pass
  • False

3. Which of the following is key to making an accurate diagnosis of a genetic disease?

  • Detailed family history
  • A lunch full of high quality protein
  • Successful patella tendon reflex
  • Cheese-on-toast

4. Which of the following set of symptoms are a typical manifestation of Marfans Syndrome?

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta, multiple fractures & deformed bones
  • Continous eyebrows, short nose & small hands
  • Aortic dilatation, lens dislocation & long slender limbs
  • Joint strength, limited range of movement & bent-over posture

5. If a child is affected by a genetic disease, but both the parents are not, what is the most likely mode of inheritance?

  • X-linked
  • Y-linked
  • Autosomal Recessive
  • Autosomal Dominant


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