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Homework #2: 25 points due 11/01 Part 1: Understanding Autism Go to http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer Under “About Autism” select “What is Autism?” Read the information and answer the following questions. Be sure to use your own words in all of the answers for this homework (do not just cut and paste in your answers from the source or take phrases directly from it). No credit will be given for plagiarized work. 1. What areas of human behavior are affected in persons with autism? 2. As of 2007, what is the prevalence of autism? 3. Is autism more common in specific races or social groups? (yes or no) 4. Is autism more common in males or females? (choose one sex) Go to http://www.actionbioscience.org/genomic/dougherty.html Read the article: The Genetics of Autism by Michael J. Dougherty and answer the following 5. Is autism heritable? Is the biological basis (mechanism) of autism well understood? (yes or no) 6. Human behavior is complex and includes both genetic and environmental influences. What are the genetic and environmental factors involved in phenylketonuria? (either just name each or describe these) 7. Briefly describe the logic behind the use of twin studies in examining the genetic and environmental influences on behavior (or a given behavioral trait).
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8. What is the range of frequency (given as percentage values) at which siblings are concordant for
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