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1.  Approximately how many genes are contained in the human genome?
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2.  Identify the accurate statement:
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3.  Each gene contains instructions for specific proteins. What does a protein contain?
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4.  The first hours and days of human development involve the processes of:
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5.  An organism's entire genetic inheritance is referred to as its:
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6.  An individual with at least one X chromosome in the twenty-third pair:
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7.  Some families have only male offspring generation after generation. Given the text information about genetics, which of the following could be the explanation?
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8.  Phenotype is a result of:
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9.  Approximately 99 percent of human genes are also present in other creatures. Given the percentage of genes we share with cats, for example, why are we so different from them?
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10.  Imagine that eye color is determined by only one pair of genes and that brown eyes are dominant over blue eyes. If you are blue-eyed and both your parents are brown-eyed, you know that:
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11.  Fraternal twins usually result from:
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12.  Given a set of quadruplets consisting of two girls and two boys, AT LEAST how many ova had to be fertilized?
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13.  Chromosomal abnormalities occur when a zygote's cells have:
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14.  Alcoholism is caused by:
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15.  Studies show that early skin contact between parents and newborns is not necessary for the development of a strong parent-infant bond.
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16.  X-linked diseases are more common for females than for males, because females have two X chromosomes.
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17.  During the germinal period, the first task of the outer cells is to:
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18.  When the blastocyst separates into two distinct masses approximately a week after conception, the masses will become the:
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19.  Babies born between 23 and 26 weeks after conception often experience challenges such as cerebral palsy and developmental delays. By about the age of 8, the percentage of children who experience no overall disability approximates:
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20.  The fetus begins to develop male sex organs if:
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21.  Identify the psychoactive drug that slows fetal growth the most:
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22.  Because Lora is pregnant, she drinks only one glass of wine a day and smokes fewer cigarettes than previously. She should be told that:
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23.  Males have a greater genetic vulnerability to harm by teratogens because they:
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24.  Lee is an obstetrical nurse who is administering the Apgar. Which reaction should be rated as a 2?
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25.  A condition characterized by difficulties in movement and speech that results from genetic vulnerability and anoxia during birth is:
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26.  Molecules of DNA are referred to as:
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27.  Each gene contains instructions for specific proteins. What does a protein contain?
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28.  Because most traits are polygenic, they are:
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29.  Monozygotic twins are produced when:
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30.  A woman has just had twins, a boy and a girl. That means they came from:
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31.  The proportion of all zygotes that have an abnormal number of chromosomes is about:
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32.  Cloning differs from giving birth to monozygotic twins because:
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33.  The critical factor in attaining the age of viability is:
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34.  Mariel contracted rubella early in her pregnancy. Damage is most likely to affect the embryo's:
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35.  Brain damage, loss of vision, and mental retardation which may be caused by eating undercooked meat and handling cat feces or garden dirt is attributable to:
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36.  Reed weighed 3.5 pounds at birth. Now an adult, he was surprised to learn from his physician that some risks associated with his birthweight persists. Specifically, he is still at a relatively high risk for:
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