In this activity, students explore the process of amniocentesis and assemble a karyotype.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • assemble and explain a karyotype
  • explain amniocentesis and describe the process.

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  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student handouts.
    Published 29 July 2008, Updated 1 March 2013