BIMM 110 Molecular Basis of Human Disease
TA: George Chengtchen@ucsd.eduOH: Tu 12:30-1:30 Sierra Summit or by appointmentSection: W 4:00-4:50 Center 203
Problem Set 7
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This problem set covers lecture 12 and 13.1. Some scientists have suggested that the Turkish handwalkers quadrapedalism is stronglyinfluenced by environment. How did the scientists change the environment of the handwalkersand what were the results?2. What did genetic comparisons of the FOXP2 gene reveal about the development of languagein
?3. Physiologically, what separates chimpanzee hand-walking from the Turkish handwalkers?Does this difference exist in
?4. Researchers have narrowed down the location of the bipedal gene to a single chromosome.Which chromosome is this? Describe a procedure that the researchers would now follow to findthe more specific location of the gene.