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Zoo 470 – 2008 – Problem Set #1 Page 1 Name:________________________________ Student Number:__________________ If you worked in a group, other collaborators: _____________________________________________ Answer the following questions regarding the Verlinsky polar body biopsy technique ( 20 points total ): 1. As stated in the Tribune graphic, part of in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures, it is common practice to stimulate production of more than one oocyte using "drugs" (more technically called "superovulation"). Name one hormone whose synthetic counterparts you would expect to be found in such "drugs" ( 2 points ) Hormone: _____ FSH or LH _ ____ 2. The Chicago Tribune diagram states that "doctors reproduce the DNA within the chromosomes". What molecular biology technique would likely have been performed to "reproduce the DNA" from polar bodies? ( 2 points ) Technique: _____ PCR _________ 3. Based on Step 3 of the procedure as described in the Chicago Tribune diagram, genetic testing was performed involving "genes". In fact, the published paper states that the presence
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