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Epigenetics: Identical Twins Blog

The Identical Twins, Identical Fates case study was focused between the twins Elise and Shannon. Shannon has had serious health issues and Elise is freighted that her sister’s bad health would also inflict her. Shannon was diagnosed with schizophrenia, which has a tendency to run in families. Elise finds that she is 10 time more … Continue reading Epigenetics: Identical Twins Blog

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Characteristic of Autosomal Dominant Traits

Autosomal dominant traits or disorders can be passed down through families due to the nature of what they are. Typically for autosomal dominant diseases the person affected will have been passed one abnormal dominant allele from one parent. Even if a person has a normal dominant allele the abnormal dominant allele will make is so … Continue reading Characteristic of Autosomal Dominant Traits

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Four Corners Activity

The four corners activity gave me new insight on the topics and questions that are difficult to answer. For the questions there was no right or wrong answer, but they are very important questions. I agreed with some questions, but disagreed with others. The question which involved the idea that someone would only want to … Continue reading Four Corners Activity

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Characteristic of Autosomal Recessive Traits

Heredity plays the major role in the inheritance of genes. A gene is unit of heredity that is made up of DNA. Every person has two copies of each gene one that is inherited from their mother and the other from their father. When a person receives 2 dysfunctional or recessive ¬†genes during fertilization they … Continue reading Characteristic of Autosomal Recessive Traits