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The Genetics of Parenthood Data Sheet Parents _____________________________ and ______________________________ Child's gender _____ Child's name _________________________________ Fill in data table as you determine each trait. Do not simply flip the coin for all traits before reading the guide, because some traits have special instructions. Believe it or not, it will make your life easier if you follow directions. In the last column, combine the information and draw what that section of the child's face would look like. Questions: 1. What percentage does each parent contribute to a child's genotype? 2. Explain how/what part of your procedures represents the process of meiosis. The Genetics of Parenthood Guidebook Why do people, even closely related people, look slightly different from each other? The reason for these differences in physical characteristics (called phenotype) is the different combination of genes possessed by each individual. To illustrate the tremendous variety possible when you begin to combine genes, you and a classmate will establish the genotypes for a potential offspring. Your baby
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