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Homework21010 - Drayna Dennis 2005 Founder Mutations...

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Biology 1010 –Genetics and Behavior Homework Assignment #2 “Founder Mutations” Due in class Wednesday, October 31 Assignment: Read the article “Founder Mutations” and answer the following questions. Please use complete paragraphs and sentences. The assignment must be typed. Most likely, a single paragraph for each of the three questions will be sufficient; the entire assignment should not exceed 1½ pages of 12 point type, double-spaced. (Longer than two pages is not acceptable).
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Unformatted text preview: Drayna, Dennis. 2005. Founder Mutations. Scientific American , Volume 293, Issue 4(April 2005), pp. 78-85. a Question 1: What is a founder mutation and what are some of the reasons for studying them? Question 2: What are the advantages and disadvantages of a detailed knowledge of a person’s genetic profile? Question 3: (Briefly) How Do scientists determine the age of the origin of a haplotype like hemochromotosis?...
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