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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 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