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Teaching Chromosomal disorders

Chromosomal disorders

Some children are born with genetic defects that are not carried by a single gene. Instead, an error in a larger part of the chromosome or even in an entire chromosome causes the disorder. Usually the error happens when the egg or sperm is forming. Having extra chromosomes or damaged chromosomes can cause disorders.

CK-12 (Middle School)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How do changes in chromosome shape or number have serious effects on organisms?
STANDARDS:
RST.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2
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