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Unformatted text preview: Problem Set 1 Name: Biosc 0350 - 2084 Due January 24, 2007 at 2:30 pm 15 points total You may work with other students on problem sets. However, your answers must be in your own words and in your own handwriting. It is your responsibility to make sure that (1) your work is in your own words and (2) that no one else uses your words. 1) 6 points (Old exam question). Consider the following pedigrees showing two families who have individuals with the same rare disease. Assume all people entering into the pedigree do not carry the abnormal allele. a) 2 points. What is the mode of inheritance of this disease? Explain reasoning? b) 1 point. If individuals A and B have a child, what is the probability that the child will have the disease? c) 1 point. If individuals C and D have a child, what is the probability that the child will have the disease? d) 1 point. If the first child of C x D is normal, what is the probability that their second child will have the disease? e) 1 point. If the first child of C x D has the disease, what is the probability that their second child will have the disease? Answer key Autosomal recessive: Not dominant, since parents of affected child do not have disease....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BIOSC 0350 taught by Professor Josephmartens during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.
- Spring '08