Learning Objectives

2.1 Discuss the genetic foundations of development.

2.2 Identify examples of genetic disorders and chromosomal abnormalities.

2.3 Explain the choices of reproductive technology available to individuals and couples who wish to conceive by alternative means.

2.4 Compare and contrast characteristics and outcomes of adoption, transracial adoption, and international adoption.

2.5 Summarize prenatal diagnostic methods and how genetic disorders may be treated prenatally.

2.6 Provide an introduction to the field of behavior genetics, including representative findings.

2.7 Describe the interaction of heredity and environment, including gene–environment correlations, gene–environment interactions, and the epigenetic framework.