Differences in cell type

Question text:

Version 1: Using your knowledge of genetics, explain how human eye and heart cells are different.

Version 2: Using your knowledge of genetics, explain how human brain cells and heart cells are different.


Background information:

These items have been converted from the Genetics Concept Assessment by Smith et al.

Original item:

1. Which of the following human cells contains a gene that specifies eye color?
a) Cells in the eye.
b) Cells in the heart.
c) Gametes (sperm and egg).
d) Cells in the eye and gametes.
e) All of the above.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (DUE grants: 1438739, 1323162, 1347740, 0736952 and 1022653). Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.