Karyotypes!

In today’s activity we will be exploring one of the most basic tests used to determine genetic issues in humans.  A karyotype is picture of all of someones chromosomes lined up and matched in pairs.  This can point out any differences there are between a person’s chromosome numbers, size, or banding patterns compared to a health individual.  In the activity below please read about the karyotypeing procedure, complete all three patients karyotypes and identify what chromosomal abnormalities each one has. After that do an internet search and find at least two other chromosomal abnormalities that can be identified on a karyotype.  Send me an Email with the three patients abnormalities and the two others you found, along with a link to the website(s) you used.

Karyotyping activity