Angelman Syndrome This was my final project I created on Angelman Syndrome. Click on the link to access the powerpoint.
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
GMOs are genetically modified organisms that have had their genetic material altered using genetic engineering techniques. This is use for altering the DNA of certain foods, such as rice, tomatoes, mangos, and many others. There are many controversies on whether or not GMOs are good or bad. Why should we care about them? It all … Continue reading Genetically Modified Organisms Blog
We read a case study about Early Onset Familial Alzheimer’s Disease. It was about a woman who found out that her older sister had been diagnosed with the disease and now she is worried that she, herself, might have the disease since it is an autosomal dominant disease and their father had it. The woman … Continue reading Living with Her Genes
We learned about the difference between autosomal dominant diseases and autosomal recessive diseases. An autosomal disease is when there is a genetic mutation on one of the twenty-two chromosomes, never on a sex chromosome. For autosomal dominant diseases, we learn that there need to be only one copy of the DNA mutation between parents. Which … Continue reading Autosomal Traits Blog
There were a few things I had known before watching the movie, “What Darwin didn’t know,” but there were some things I had not known and learned from the movie. To start, we learn that a single human has 23,000 protein-coding genes. From that, there can be mutations within the DNA. What I found interesting … Continue reading “What Darwin Didn’t Know” Blog on Movie