Human Genetics Problem Set

Problem 6: Diagnosis of aneuploidy

Diagnosis of chromosome aneuploidy of unborn children is normally done by a combination of amniocentesis, cell culture, and _______________.

A. enzyme assay
B. RFLP analysis
C. pedigree analysis
D. karyotyping
A karyotype is used to display the number, types and appearance of chromosomes. Analysis of chromosomes of an unborn child can be carried out with cells obtained from the amniotic fluid within the mother's uterus.
E. somatic cell fusion

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