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Human Family Tree

[An Example Family Tree]

[To Get You Start Thinking]

Human Family Tree:

To Get You Thinking

Questions to Get you Thinking:

1. What is a human family tree?
2 . What does your family tree look like?
3 . What can you discover from your family tree?
4 . How is your family tree different or similar to other people’s family trees?
5 . Are you different, in terms of development, from your ancestors?

Draw your own family tree: You may find it interesting to draw your own family tree. You can try to start from your grandparents. An example family tree can be found here.

Cell pedigree: think about the development of C. elegans from one-cell embryo to an adult worm and the "growth" of your family tree. Is there any analogy between the worm development and family tree growth?