This was a presentation I made for the Genetic Diseases class. It is an insight into the genetic disease PKU.
Huntington’s Disease is a genetic disorder caused by an inability to produce properly formed Huntingtin Protein. The day’s functional protein is caused by a series of CAG repeats along one part of Chromosome 4. The altered Huntingtin causes neurological breakdown in the Basal Ganglia and cortex leading to difficult cross-brain communication and motor control dysfunction. The … Continue reading The Science of Huntington’s Disease
The sciences of Ecology and Genetics has been evolving over time ever since Charles Darwin set forth the ideas that would lead to their intertwining. One documentary, What Darwin Never Knew, delves into this evolution of knowledge in an intelligent but understandable manner. The show starts by setting the basis of Darwin’s work and its origins. … Continue reading The Power of Evolution