PSYC 2450 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Sickle-Cell Disease, Human Genome Project, Gregor Mendel

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Phenotype: a person"s observable or measurable characteristics this chapter approaches human development from a hereditary perspective. How hereditary info transmitted from person to children, and how the mechanics make us unique look at attributes such as intelligence, personality, mental health and patterns of behavior. Most complex human characteristics are resulted from long and involved interplay between nature (hereditary) and nurture (environment) Conception: the moment when an ovum released by a woman"s ovary is fertilized by a man"s sperm. Zygote: (new cell) 1/20th the size of a head of a pin the new cell nucleus (zygote) contains 46 elongated thread like bodies, called chromosomes each chromosome consists of thousands of chemical segments or genes. Genes: basic units of hereditary that work to build a single protein. 23 chromosomes from each parent genes are actually stretches of dna (deoxyribonucleic acid) Dna: complex double helix molecule, resembles twisted ladder, and provides the chemical basis for development.

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