1) Who was the first person to figure out the rules of inheritance (passing traits from parents to offspring)?  Hint
 
Wilhelm Johannsen
Gregor Mendel
Francis Crick

2) What is a protein?  Hint
 
A protein is a chain made of 20 kinds of links called amino acids
A cellís office or control center
A mutation

3) 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

4) Which of the following carries the DNA message to protein “factories” (ribosomes) in the outskirts of the cell?  Hint
 
Lysosomes
Mitochondria
mRNA

5) What does DNA stand for?  Hint
 
dinucleus acid
duel nitrogen amino
deoxyribonucleic acid

6) Fill in the blank. ____________ can help to analyze a personís DNA for mutations.  Hint
 
Cell membranes
DNA fingerprinting
Genetic testing

7) Water makes up what percentage of our body?  Hint
 
80%
60%
40%

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

9) In what year was the first draft of the human genome finally completed?  Hint
 
1998
2000
2002

10) What are the building blocks of your tissues, organs, and organ systems?  Hint
 
genes
atoms
cells

 


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