Philip Kendall Hemophilia is an X-linked recessive trait. The disease inhibits the ability of the blood to clot turning a simple paper cut into a potentially fatal wound. This disease is nicknamed “the royal disease” because it originated from Queen Victoria of England, and spread throughout royal families in Europe. The disease commonly occurs in … Continue reading LG 3 Hemophilia
AATD Reflection by Philip Kendall I was surprised at how enthralling this project was. I found staring at a picture of a protein structure fascinating. I was intrigued by the alpha-helices and beta-pleated sheets of a protein involved in a disease that I did not know existed. Of something that I picked because it was … Continue reading Final Project Reflection
Fast Times at Genetic Diseases High by Philip Kendall I had originally signed up for genetic diseases to make the fourth quarter of my senior yer easier. I had expected to do some work, but mainly coast by so I could graduate. My main concerns were AP biology, calculus, and Lacrosse, but I am leaving … Continue reading Standard 6 Reflection on Learning
Four Corners Activity I found the four corners activity intriguing. It asked questionsI had not thought of, and ones I may be facing in my lifetime. The ability to sequence and analyze DNA is an immense tool, but it must be handled properly so the mistakes from past science do not reoccur. The … Continue reading Four Corners Activity
Philip Kendall MSUD Case Study Maple Syrup Urine Disease(MSUD) is an autosomal recessive disease. Its name is derived from the smell of the urine of the affected infant. Left untreated, the disease causes mental retardation, growth retardation, and eventual death. MSUD is caused by a mutation in the protein complex branch-chained ketoacid dehydrogenase (BCKD). This … Continue reading Maple Syrup Urine Disease Case Study
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