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Mendelian Genetics, Probability, Pedigree, and Chi-Squared Statistics

By Anne Brokaw1, Michelle Garber-Talamo2

1. Rocky River High School, Ohio 2. University of Pittsburgh

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In this classroom activity, students are introduced to the genetics of sickle cell disease by a short film The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans . A classroom handout guides students through a series of questions relating the information presented in the film to Mendelian genetics, probability, pedigree analysis, and chi-squared statistics.  


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  • Brokaw, A. (2012). Mendelian Genetics, Probability, Pedigree, and Chi-Squared Statistics. HHMI BioInteractive. Retrieved from http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/mendelian-genetics-probability-pedigree-and-chi-square-statistics.