1. General Term: Chromosome
Chromosome A chromosome is a grouping of coiled strands of DNA , containing many genes.
Most multicellular organisms have several chromosomes, which together comprise
the genome . Sexually reproducing organisms have two copies of
2. Genetics Topic: Genetic Discrimination
Cystic Fibrosis is found on chromosome
7 and the gene for Huntingtons disease on chromosome 4.
Alzheimer s disease is probably due to a defective gene on
chromosome 21, and certain incidences of colon cancer to one on
3. Genetics Topic: The Gay Gene?
end of the long
arm of the X chromosome that likely contains a gene influencing
sexual orientation. Because men receive an X chromosome from their
mother and a Y chromosome from their father (women receive two
Xs, one from each parent), it
4. General Term: Down Syndrome
a result of
an extra copy of chromosome 21. In most cases this is a result of one of the
parents' gametes not dividing properly. In some cases, it is a result of one of
the parents having a chromosomal abnormality in which chromosome 14 and 21
5. General Term: Telomere
natural end of a eukaryotic chromosome .
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6. General Term: Zygote
copies of each chromosome , one from each parent. Egg and sperms cells, on the
other hand, each contain only one copy of each chromosome. The zygote develops
into an embryo .
7. Interview: Ted Peters
they found a gene on the X chromosome , for example, that
influences violence in men. What if we find lots of genes for anti-social behavior? Well, the theologians have forgotten about the
doctrine of original sin. It's coming back through
8. God, Humanity and the Cosmos Topic: Ethical Concerns Raised by Genetic Reduc...
Project to map
every human chromosome will shortly be completed, a great advance in our
knowledge. But it carries with it the danger that we may oversimplify our view
of the human being. A one-dimensional string of code is a long way from
9. Intro Topic: Genetic Screening
the genetic trait of an XX
chromosome pair? Already these prospective children are being aborted in great
numbers around the world. Again, there are no easy answers here. Science is
taking us into new areas that are challenging us to confront
10. Origins Topic: Niles Eldredge - Q&A
Charles Darwin , DNA , RNA , Chromosome , Natural
Michael Behe - Presentation
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