What is the definition of an inherited trait?

Answer Traits are distinguishing features of living organisms and may either be inherited or acquired. In humans these traits can include hair color, eye color, handedness, head shape, and foot shape.Inhe... Read More »

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What is an inherited trait?

An inherited trait is a biological characteristic passed to an organism through the DNA of an ancestor. Eye color is an example of an inherited human trait. Traits can skip generations before being... Read More »

Is it possible for a baby to inherit the sickle cell trait if one parent has the trait and the other parent does not have the trait or the disease?

No, both parents must have the recessive gene for it to become dominant.

Does either parent have to be a carrier of sickle cell trait for the infant to have the trait?

Some bleeding after the cord falls off is normal. If it infected it may cause more bleeding. Continuous bleeding is a cause for concern and requires evaluation by a pediatrician and investigation.

What is the definition of inherited traits?

In genetics, characteristics that people are born with are called inherited traits. Depending on the trait, it may have been passed down by the mother's or father's side of the family.ChromosomesEv... Read More »