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.
We read a case study about a debate over genetically modified rice called Golden Rice. This rice was made to produce vitamin A because they are trying to find a food source that could provide nutrient for developing countries. This activity was where we could take sides on whether or not golden rice would be … Continue reading Golden Rice: An intimate debate case
This was a fun activity because my partner and I had to use popsicle-sticks with different letters on them to create our own dragon and to help teach us how genetics and inheritance worked. I was the father and my partner was the mother, so we both had five popsicle-sticks and with each on we … Continue reading Dragon Genetics Lab