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Pedigrees

Pedigrees

Author: Nathan Lampson
Description:

This lesson will examine how a pedigree can be a useful tool in assessing risks of inherited disorders.

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TERMS TO KNOW
  • Genetic Disorder

    A genetic characteristic that causes health problems (example: Huntingtons Disease).

  • Genetic Abnormality

    A genetic characteristic that is not typical (example: 6 toes).

  • Carrier

    An individual who is carrying a trait genotypically but does not display it phenotypically.

  • Pedigree

    A chart used to track a trait through a family tree.