It was supposed to be an easy quiz, but of course we couldn’t resist and it’s actually one of the hardest. It’s in our DNA

How much do you know about genetics?
How much do you know about genetics?

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How much do you know about genetics? From hair loss to diabetes and heart diseases, so much of our lives is predetermined by genetics. And the technology is moving fast to control it to benefit mankind.


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How much do you know about genetics? It was supposed to be an easy quiz, but of course we couldn’t resist and it’s actually one of the hardest. It’s in our DNA

  • Question of

    Genetic engineering is the artificial manipulation, modification, and recombination of what class of naturally occurring chemical compound?

    • nucleic acids
    • amino acids
    • proteins
    • phosphates
  • Question of

    In the modern era, the term genetic engineering refers specifically to which of the following methods?

    • in vitro fertilization
    • recombinant DNA technology
    • artificial selection
    • genetic variation
  • Question of

    In recombinant DNA technology, what molecule is the most commonly used DNA vector (or carrier, used to insert foreign genetic material into an organism’s genome)?

    • clone
    • plasmid
    • gene
    • cell
  • Question of

    What type of organism was the first to be successfully modified via the techniques of genetic engineering?

    • mouse
    • bacteria
    • plant
    • virus
  • Question of

    Which of the following is the primary method of genetic engineering that has been studied in humans?

    • cloning
    • gene targeting
    • gene therapy
    • transformation
  • Question of

    The ability to recombine genetic material from different organisms, resulting in the production of a genetically modified organism, is possible for which of the following reasons?

    • DNA vectors are readily taken up by all organisms.
    • The basic chemical structure of the genetic material of all organisms is the same.
    • The basic chemical structure of the genetic material of all organisms is highly variable.
    • All organisms are capable of reproduction.
  • Question of

    Which of the following tools allows researchers to make highly specific changes in an organism’s nucleic acid sequence?

    • transformation
    • gene targeting
    • hybridization
    • gene editing
  • Question of

    The majority of genetically modified crops are grown in which part of the world?

    • Southeast Asia
    • the Americas
    • Europe
    • China
  • Question of

    Which is the foundation for all the other branches of genetics that focuses on the expression of traits and how they are passed down from parent to offspring?

    • Statistical genetics
    • Developmental genetics
    • Evolutionary genetics
    • Classical genetics
  • Question of

    Which branch of genetics studies chromosomes and their role in cell division?

    • Genetic engineering
    • Genomics
    • Human genetics
    • Cytogenetics
  • Question of

    Which branch of genetics studies very small organisms, such as bacteria?

    • Quantitative genetics
    • Population genetics
    • Molecular genetics
    • Microbial genetics
  • Question of

    Which is the genetic study of ontogeny, or the growth of an organism from fertilization to maturity?

    • Classical genetics
    • Evolutionary genetics
    • Developmental genetics
    • Population genetics
  • Question of

    Which is the study of genes at the level of atoms and molecules?

    • Molecular genetics
    • Microbial genetics
    • Quantitative genetics
    • Genomics
  • Question of

    Which is the study of genomes, or the entire sequence of DNA within an organism?

    • Cytogenetics
    • Genomics
    • Genetic epidemiology
    • Human genetics
  • Question of

    Which is the modification of an organism’s genome?

    • Genetic epidemiology
    • Genomics
    • Behavioral genetics
    • Genetic engineering

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Eric Brown

Written by Eric Brown

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