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Heredity and Traits <ul><li>What is Heredity? </li></ul><ul><li>The passing of traits from parents to children is the basi...
Why I Chose Heredity and Traits <ul><li>I chose to examine the heredity and traits of genetics.  Heredity and traits are i...
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/traits/ <ul><li>This website was produced by the University of Utah.  They re...
Shown below is a picture of a website showing the heredity of eye colour, and how it is passed on.  http://mistupid.com/sc...
This is an example of how the recessive traits and dominant traits are figured out.  The way shown is used by punnett squa...
Heredity as a Risk Factor <ul><li>The American Heart Association explains heredity as a risk factor.  They determined that...
Progress of Science The Stuff of Life: How Heredity Works By: June Clare <ul><li>This book talks about how chromosomes wor...
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Heredity and traits

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Heredity and traits

  1. 1. Heredity and Traits <ul><li>What is Heredity? </li></ul><ul><li>The passing of traits from parents to children is the basis of heredity. </li></ul><ul><li>What is a Trait? </li></ul><ul><li>A trait is a noticeable feature or quality in a person.Each of us has a different combination of traits that make us unique. Traits are passed from generation to generation. We inherit traits from our parents and pass them to our children. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Why I Chose Heredity and Traits <ul><li>I chose to examine the heredity and traits of genetics. Heredity and traits are important to humans because it lives within every life and passes down through more lives. For example, if a father and a mother of a child both have brown hair there is 100% chance that the child will have brown hair as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Each person’s genes encode the instructions that define our traits. Each of us has thousands of genes, which are made of DNA and reside in our chromosomes. </li></ul><ul><li>There is different kinds of traits within humans. There is physical traits and behavioral traits. Physical traits are what you see within people and how they look like others. Behavioral traits is how you act like others. For example, right hand lefts hand traits. </li></ul>
  3. 3. http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/traits/ <ul><li>This website was produced by the University of Utah. They reviewed what heredity is and what a trait is. The site includes general information on where we get our traits and what traits we will pass on. It shows that each child receives 23 chromosomes from its mother and 23 chromosomes from its father. </li></ul><ul><li>Each parent contributes one complete set of chromosomes to the child. This set can contain chromosomes from both of the parent’s two sets. The only rule is that the child must receive exactly one of each chromosome. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Shown below is a picture of a website showing the heredity of eye colour, and how it is passed on. http://mistupid.com/science/heredity.htm
  5. 5. This is an example of how the recessive traits and dominant traits are figured out. The way shown is used by punnett squares, a very popular way of figuring this out. http://mistupid.com/science/heredity.htm
  6. 6. Heredity as a Risk Factor <ul><li>The American Heart Association explains heredity as a risk factor. They determined that heart and blood vessel disease can be inherited. This means that if a mother or father in a family suffers from this condition the child may have a 50% chance of suffering from this condition. </li></ul><ul><li>A tendency toward heart disease or fatty buildups in arteries seems to be hereditary. This can causes major medical conditions in the families and cause of death. </li></ul><ul><li>A family history of diabetes, gout, high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol also increases the risk of heart disease. </li></ul>http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4610
  7. 7. Progress of Science The Stuff of Life: How Heredity Works By: June Clare <ul><li>This book talks about how chromosomes work up to make a human beings life. At fertilization the 23 chromosomes of the sperm combine with the 23 from the egg to give 46 chromosomes, and these give the future child its inherited characteristics. The fertilized egg divides over and over again, until the embryo becomes a baby. June Clare illustrates how the sperm and egg cells become a baby. It goes through the steps in which it takes to make a human being. </li></ul>

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