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Huntington’s Disease

The Huntington’s Disease case study is about a young college Sophomore who is studying science and finds that her uncle has been diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease and they must start trying to help around with his care. She immediately begins to research the disease to help herself better understand what her uncle is going through. … Continue reading Huntington’s Disease

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Thalassemia Anemia

In the sickle cell anemia case study it involved two affected parents that were carriers of sickle cell anemia and were worried about their child who was developing worrisome symptoms. The child was exhibiting weakness and fragility that was not normal with newborn babies so they decided to bring her to a doctor that diagnosis … Continue reading Thalassemia Anemia

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Autosomal Dominant Traits

There are four main characteristics of autosomal dominant traits in passing down genetic mutations carrying diseases on them. An affected person on average will also have an affected parent and has a 50% chance of passing the trait to their own child. Males and females are equally likely to inherit the disease from their parents … Continue reading Autosomal Dominant Traits

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Autosomal Recessive Traits

There are five main characteristics of autosomal recessive traits that help identify the type of inheritance. Both males and females have an equal chance to be affected by the genetic disease and its is commonly found between siblings however, the parents are rarely affected despite passing the gene mutation. All offspring of carrier parents will … Continue reading Autosomal Recessive Traits

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Careers In Genetic

Some of the possible careers available in genetics right now are the standard geneticist that works in and studies human genetics on a daily basis. They look at genes and try to see which disease or human characteristic that specific gene can be linked to and control. Another career would be a genetic counselor who … Continue reading Careers In Genetic

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What Darwin Didn’t Know

The movie we watched in class was incredibly interesting the further we got along into it. I found that the most interesting part- though I had seen it in a few other movies- was when the went through the initial discoveries that Darwin made during his initial trip to the Galapagos Islands. Since it’s one … Continue reading What Darwin Didn’t Know