Quiz 1: What Is in a Human Genome


An inherited susceptibility to leishmaniasis might be involved if blood relatives who are separated geographically become sick more often than people who only have in common where they live.

Studying osteopetrosis can reveal how healthy bone mass is maintained, which might provide insights into osteoporosis, which has an opposite phenotype and is more common.

The condition is inherited because presence of a particular genetic variant is necessary for symptoms to occur.