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Final Project Reflective Blog

For my final project I learned a lot about general genetic diseases and applied my knowledge acquired over the term to figure out how genes can impact a person. I was very aware of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria before I wrote about it for my final project, however I was not aware it was a dominant gene that … Continue reading Final Project Reflective Blog

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Four Corners Activity

Before the activity I didn’t really think about anyone having access to your genes except for yourself and your doctor, however after the discussion I realized there were many troubling things about sharing your genes. For starters if you have the ability to develop some type of disease you could face discrimination, whether it be … Continue reading Four Corners Activity

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Autosomal Dominant Traits

The four characteristics of autosomal dominant traits are: Affected people have an affected parent, affected people have a 50% chance of passing the trait onto offspring, males and females are equally likely to be affected, and dominant traits are usually seen in multiple successful generations. These four characteristics make perfect sense, and can be easily … Continue reading Autosomal Dominant Traits

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Autosomal Recessive Traits

There are five characteristics of autosomal recessive traits; males and females are equally likely to be affected, the disease is often found in siblings, offspring of an affected person is a carrier, if a child is born to two carriers and is not affected they are ⅔ likely to be a carrier, and two carriers … Continue reading Autosomal Recessive Traits