Learning Objectives

2.1 Discuss patterns of genetic inheritance and examples of genetic disorders and chromosomal abnormalities.
2.2 Describe behavior genetics and interactions among genes and environment, such as gene-environment correlations, gene-environment interactions, and the epigenetic framework.
2.3 Describe the three periods of prenatal development.
2.4 Explain how exposure to environmental factors can influence the prenatal environment, and provide examples.
2.5 Summarize the process of childbirth and the risks for, and characteristics of, low birthweight infants.