1) What is an example of an inherited trait?  Hint
 
Eye color
Personality
Not liking your vegetables

2) What is the purpose of gene therapy?  Hint
 
To decode DNA
To treat genetically caused diseases by inserting normally functioning genes
To discover the shape of RNA

3) For what discovery did Barbara McClintock win a Nobel prize?  Hint
 
“Jumping” genes
Microarrays
Hemochromatosis

4) What are the helper proteins that assist during DNA copying?  Hint
 
Enzymes
Ribosomes
Amino Acids

5) The DNA double helix looks a twisted ladder and the ladder’s rungs are made out of chemicals called bases—A, T, G and C. What do these letters stand for?  Hint
 
argon, thorium, gallium, and cerium
adenine, thymine, guanine and cytosine
abronia, torenia, globba, and celastrus

6) What is the shape of DNA?  Hint
 
A trapezoid
A hexagon
A double helix

7) What are the smallest building blocks of life?  Hint
 
genes
atoms
cells

8) Which of the following make up proteins?  Hint
 
Golgi Bodies
Amino Acids
Ribosomes

9) Fill in the blank. ____________ can help to analyze a person’s DNA for mutations.  Hint
 
Cell membranes
DNA fingerprinting
Genetic testing

10) If the DNA in just one of your cells unwound, about how long would it stretch?  Hint
 
1 foot
3 feet
6 feet

 


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