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 V: Genetics and Society
Lesson 9: The Benefits of Applying Genetic
Technology to Health Care
                 Practice Test
Question 1:
Which of the following is a benefit of genetic testing?
(select the best answer)
  A.Learning one's susceptibility to               genetic disorders
  B.Being able to make             reproductive decisions based on              the results of genetic testing
  C.Increasing medical surveillance if
            one tests positive for a disorder or
  D.All of the above             
Question 2:
Which of the following benefits is most likely to come from future genetic tests?
(select the best answer)
  A.Individual tailoring of medications
  B.Identifying environmental hazards             to human development
  C.Determining one’s social and             behavioral attitudes
   D.Selecting offspring who will have             high intelligence
Question 3:
How does one differentiate media hype about new genetic discoveries from factual information?
(select all answers that apply)
  A.Consider the source of the             information.
  B.Seek the help of a professional             genetics organization such as the             American College of Medical Genetics.
  C.The media is usually correct so no             differentiation is needed.
  D.Consider whether the information             sounds over-simplified or             sensationalized.