Personal Genome Project Study Guide
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Part I: Genetic Material

Part II: Gene Transmission

Part III: Gene Expression

Part IV: Genetic Regulation

Part V: Genetics and Society

Part VI: Project Literacy





Part I: Genetic Material

Lesson 1: Introduction to Cells, DNA, and Genes
                 Practice Test
Question 1:
Genes have __________ that act(s) as a blueprint for the making of __________ .
  A.A chromosome/cellular activities
  B.DNA codes/protein
  C.Cellular activities/chromosomes
Question 2:
The human body has many different cell types. Nearly all cell types in the same individual have the same __________ .
  B.Cellular activities
   D.DNA sequences
Question 3:
As we grow and mature, our genes __________ .
  B.May increase or decrease their level             of expression or activity
  C.Gradually decrease their level of             expression
  D.Gradually turn into protein
Question 4:
Mitochondria are
  A.The structure that houses the             chromosomes
  B.The structure that produces                 energy for cells
  C.A type of DNA
Question 5:
Which statement about genes and human disease is most accurate?
  A.Knowing the DNA sequence of all              your genes is sufficient information             to predict the occurrence of              any genetic disease.
  B.Genetic diseases are most reliably              predicted by family history rather             than DNA testing.
  C.Whereas some genetic diseases             can be predicted based on the             presence of a particular gene              sequence, other genetic diseases             are too complex to be predictable             at this time.
  D.Environmental factors have little             influence on disease occurrence.