Genetics and Heredity - Genetic Lottery Unit

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Unit Storyline: You are a genetic counselor. A couple has come to you and is worried that if they have children they will pass on an unsatisfactory hereditary gene.

Unit Final Task: Your job is to create a pedigree, and Punnett Square with an explanation to provide them with data on how probable it is that they will pass on this gene to their offspring. You must also include how environmental factors may play a role in the offspring's genotype and/or phenotype.

Topics covered:
1. Sexual vs. Asexual Reproduction
2. Punnett Squares
3. Incomplete vs. Mendelian Inheritance
4. Environmental vs. genetic factors role in heredity
5. Pedigree
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2 Months

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