ACTIVITY: 3033F GENETIC FAMILY TREE For this assignment, you need to research your family’s genetic history. You should include: • Yourself and your siblings • Your parents and their siblings • Your grandparents Information you need to include on each person: • Hair color o B = Black o Br = Brown o Bl = Blond o R = Red o Also include Dark (D), Medium (M), or Light (L) o Example: Light Brown hair = L Br • Eye color o G = Green o Bl = Blue o Br = Brown o H = Hazel • Height o S = Short (less than 5’4’’) o A = Average (5’5’’ to 5’8’’) o T = Tall (greater than 5’9’’) • Skin Tone o L = Light/Fair o M = Medium/Average o D = Dark o O = Olive • Any Illnesses o C = Cancer o H = Heart diseases (or heart attack) o D = Diabetes o S = Stroke o A = Arthritis o Other diseases: M.S., Alzheimer’s, Muscular Dystrophy, etc. o Also try to find what age of the individual when the diseases began • Age of Death if applicable Example Grandma and Grandpa Jones Joe Bob Stan Grandma and Grandpa Smith Jane Alice (mom) Ken Grandpa Jones L Bl hair Bl eyes T height M skin Cancer age 60 Died at 87 Grandma Jones Br hair Bl eyes A height M skin No illnesses Currently 81 years old Jim (dad) Randy You Grandpa Smith Lt Bl hair Bl eyes T height D skin Cancer age 70 Died at 72 Grandma Smith M Br hair Bl eyes A height L skin Cancer age 65 and Diabetes Died at 67 Betty Lori List for all family members including yourself. Name___________________ Date____________________ Block___________________ Genetic Family Total Sheet On the items below, total all the numbers you found for the following items: Trait Number of family members included of family tree Eye Color Number with Blue eyes Number with Brown eyes Number with Green eyes Number with Hazel eyes Hair Color Number with Brown hair Number with Blond hair Number with Black hair Number with Red hair Height Number with Short height Number with Average height Number with Tall height Number Percent --------- List any diseases that have occurred and total them also Record the age of death for any deceased family member, add them together and divide by the total number of dead people to get an average age of death Now, take the information above and use a calculator to figure the percentage of each trait as it occurs in your family. Record this in the percentage column of the table above. Then mark with a star which trait seems to be dominant in your family, and write a description of what the dominant features of your family are.