Understanding a pedigree
|Symbol||Description / Meaning|
|Square / Male|
|Circle / Female|
|Diamond / Gender unknown|
|Line above / Siblings|
|Angled lines above / Twins|
|Line between / Partners|
|Two lines between / Consanguineous (blood related) couple|
|Line down / Children|
|Shaded / Affected individual|
|A small circle inside a larger circle or square / Carrier|
|Line diagonally through symbol / Individual is deceased|
Just for funTry drawing your own family pedigree. If you can, go back three generations (including your own).Is your family pedigree straightforward or, like many families, more complex and challenging to draw?
The Genomics Era: the Future of Genetics in Medicine
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