Unformatted text preview: - the average person carries 7-8 recessive lethal genetic conditions- Eugenics: all of the techniques available in science applied to improving the breed- Negative Eugenics: finding harmful, bad traits and breeding them out- Positive Eugenics: taking positive traits and passing them on, taking 2 beautiful animals and breeding them to make a more beautiful animal- Karyotype: a special photograph of chromosomes usually biggest to smallest, laid out so you can see them- Amniocnetisis: sticking a needle into the uterus at 17 weeks to test that fluid for genetic disorders- Chorionic Villus Sampling: they take a biopsy of the sack in the uterus through the cervix to test for genetic disorders. not as comprehensive as Amniocentisis but it can be done much earlier 6-9 weeks- Pre-Implantation Testing: blastocysts are created in vitro and then a cell sample is taken. then they are tested for genetic disorders. you can choose not to have that in vivo if it has a disorder...
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- Spring '07
- Physical Anthropology, Human Cloning, In vitro fertilisation, Surrogacy, Lou Ann