Genetic Mapping of the Down's Syndrome Chromosome

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1. A syndrome is a medical condition that has a particular group of symptoms.
true false

2. All of the following are symptoms of Down's syndrome except:
a. limited mental ability
b. low blood sugar levels
c. heart defects
d. cancer

3. Mental retardation is caused by an increased rate of development of the brain.
true  false

4. People with Down's syndrome:
a. are missing Chromosome 21.
b. have an an extra copy of Chromosome 21.
c. have only half of Chromosome 21.

5. Code is this text is used to refer to:
a. a systematically arranged collection of laws.
b. a system of symbols used to represent instructions to a computer.
c. the way in which information is stored in chromosomes.

6. With the complete code of Chromosome 21, scientists will possibly be able to find ways to treat this syndrome.
true false

7. If you pinpoint something:
a. you hide it. 
b. you ignore it.
c. you discover it.

8. A gold standard product is something that is not of great value.
true false

9. The information on the human genome will be limited only to certain scientists.
true false

10. Within one or 2 years means:
a. in exactly one year.
b. in exactly two years.
c. in approximately 1-2 years.

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