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Genetic questions testing basic concepts (true/false/do not know)
Question 1. An individual with a genetic mutation for a recessive disorder is known as a carrier (true).542 (65%)290 (35%)
Question 2. A carrier of a genetic disorder carries a mutation for that disorder but does not have the disease (true).548 (66%)284 (34%)
Question 5. Individuals in certain ethnic groups have an increased risk of being carriers of certain abnormal genes (true).609 (73%)223 (27%)
Question 7. Healthy parents can have a child with an inherited disease (true).658 (79%)174 (21%)
Question 9. Half your genes come from your mother and half from your father (true).518 (62%)314 (38%)
Question 10. A gene is part of a chromosome (true).505 (61%)327 (39%)
Question 11. Genes are segments of DNA that encode information critical for development (true).645 (78%)187 (22%)
Question 12. Genetic mutations may either harm or have little to no effect on an organism (true).542 (65%)290 (35%)
Question 14. Some harmful genetic mutations can be inherited (true).668 (80%)164 (20%)
Genetic questions testing understanding (true/false/do not know)
Question 3. If both my partner and I test negative for a specific disorder, our baby will definitely not have that disorder (false).400 (48%)432 (52%)
Question 4. I can be a carrier for a genetic disorder even though there is no history of the disorder in my family (true).555 (67%)277 (33%)
Question 6. If both my parents are carriers, I have a 75% chance of becoming a carrier (false).111 (13%)721 (87%)
Question 8. If a person is the carrier of a disease gene, it means that they have the disease (false).581 (70%)251 (30%)
Question 13. Genetic mutations in the DNA of any cells will be passed on to offspring (false).289 (35%)543 (65%)
Question 15. You cannot develop harmful genetic mutations from lifestyle choices (false).312 (37%)520 (63%)
Genetic question testing misconceptions (genetic mutations/environmental factors/mixture/do not know)
Question 16. Eye colour (genetic mutations).623 (75%)209 (25%)
Question 17. Food poisoning (environmental factors).685 (82%)147 (18%)
Question 18. Spina bifida (mixture).144 (17%)688 (83%)
Question 19. Frost bite (environmental factors).704 (85%)128 (15%)
Question 20. Cystic fibrosis (genetic mutations).554 (67%)278 (33%)
Question 21. Diabetes (mixture).599 (72%)233 (28%)