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Gene family


noun, plural: gene families

A set of genes with a known homology and are, in general, biochemically similar.


Genes are categorized into families based on shared nucleotide or protein sequences.

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Question about hair color and tallness inheritance

Hello there! So i dont know much about genetics yet, but im very open minded about it. The situation is my father has dark ... I dont know if it helps but here are the hair colors that i know of in my family: Fathers side: Grandmom: Blondish - brown hair Grandfather: bald (lol), but ...

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by hitom
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Question about hair color and tallness inheritance
Replies: 0
Views: 618

Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... it's obvious your "doctorate" is neither in anthropology nor genetics. You simply don't know what you're talking about. In terms of evolutionary ... human population groups. There are even differences between your family members. However, most of the differences between human "races" ...

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by Seth90210
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 269852

Genetic testing: reliability, accuracy, experience?

It is not "the genes" that cause genetic diseases, since most of us contain all the same genes. ... concerning your ethnic background and any tests that would seem appropriate taken family history into account (in your case, this would require knowledge about your biological ...

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by biohazard
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetic testing: reliability, accuracy, experience?
Replies: 3
Views: 4103

Muscular dystrophy inheritance question

"The figure shows a family with muscular dystrophy showing autosomal recessive inheritance. Genomic DNA was ... shown for the affected. The corresponding control sequence for that region of the gene X is also shown. Describe the mutations in gene X in this family and its effect ...

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by firefly
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Muscular dystrophy inheritance question
Replies: 7
Views: 5683


... the high chances of birth defects. Birth defects are caused by similar genes. If you keep a gene that may cause a birth defect in one family, there are no other genes to dillute the birth defect gene. B: What's to say that similar ...

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by eyesOpened
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Inbreeding
Replies: 1
Views: 4284
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