The answers to this case studies’ questions can be found in the photo gallery. This case study showed how a disease does not just affect the person who has it, but also their family and friends.
Autosomal diseases are passed on from parent to child. Whether the gene responsible for the disease is dominant or recessive effects the pattern of inheritance. In dominant diseases, only one dominant gene is necessary to have the disease. Almost all affected people have one dominant and one recessive gene. A parent with one dominant gene … Continue reading Autosomal Diseases
Genetically modified organisms or GMO’s are organisms that do not occur in nature. Their DNA has been modified by injecting a new gene into them. This is done to change a characteristic or to add a new one. This is similar to breeding in/out characteristics. However this is a much more targeted approach. Like all … Continue reading GMO’s
I read a case study on how epigenetics effects twins. In this case study one twin had schizophrenia and the other was perfectly healthy. Even though the twins had identical genes some of them turned on in one were not activated in the other. This allowed one to get a disease while the other stayed … Continue reading Epigentics
GATTACA showed what the future may look like if the knowledge of genetics was applied to everyday life. I would not want to live in a world like that because I would not want my genes to control my future. In the movie people’s worth is decided by their genetic makeup. One cannot control their … Continue reading GATTACA
This photo is of a baby dragon from the lab about inheritance. This lab showed how different genes being expressed allowed such variety in the appearance of organisms.
The question answers for this case study are located in the photo gallery. This case study is about a little girl named Nikoleta who has all the symptoms of anemia and though testing the doctors diagnose her.