Angelman Syndrome This was my final project I created on Angelman Syndrome. Click on the link to access the powerpoint.
We were learning about chromosome mapping with this lab. We had to throw a stick across a line and marker how many times a gene had a crossover; we did that a hundred times. Then we had to calculate the frequency of each by taking the number of times that gene had a cross over, … Continue reading Chromosome Mapping – Linkage
This lab was about nail patella syndrome which is a dominant trait on chromosome 9, where the individual has oddly-shaped finger and toenails, as well has peculiar kneecaps. This is part of a linkage trait because it’s on the same chromosome as the blood types and this can both cause what you have. In this … Continue reading Nail Patella Syndrome – Linkage
This lab was to help us learn how to take genes on a chromosome and to find the crossovers and where each is located on the chromosome. We were given the phenotypes of the parents and the children and we had to find the parent and recombinant classes. From there, we had to calculate the … Continue reading Great Gazooks – Linkage
In class, we watched the movie Gattaca, and had to reflect on the entirety of the move and how this would affect us if society was that way. The idea of using genetics to be in charge of a society stood out to me. With how your genetics would control how your life was going … Continue reading Gattaca Reflection
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome I made a presentation about a genetic disorder that my family and I have. Click the link to access it.
There are monogenic and complex traits within us. People are mostly taught how traits have two alleles and can be influenced with those genes. They provide a classic pattern with dominant and recessive. This is classified as monogenic traits. Yet, there are the traits that are influenced by several genes causing different variations, not following … Continue reading Complex Traits Blog
This case study is about a woman named Josie who was experiencing very weird symptoms, wanting to drink blood, had photo-sensitivity, and seemed to be in a state of madness. She was diagnosed with Porphyria, which mimics symptoms of other disorders. This goes with complex traits, because more than one gene is affected to create … Continue reading Josie – Complex traits
This case study is about how epigenetics influence gene regulation, as epigentics are capable of turning genes off and on. This study is about a boy who had an aggressive cancer in the occipital lobe of his brain. People with this cancer had a lower survival rate depending on their genetics and how they would … Continue reading When a Gene turned Off Is a Matter of Life or Death
This was a case study about twin sisters, where one has schizophrenia while the other didn’t. This brought into question, how alike are twins? Identical twins are born with the same DNA, but over time, epigenetics cause modifications to the DNA, making the twins less identical genetically. In this case study, the twin who was … Continue reading Identical Twins, Identical Fates? Introduction to Epigenetics