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GENETIC DISORDERS AND DISEASES PROJECT

PART 1: CHART (100 Points)

1. Identify genetic diseases and disorders:

2. Identify the genetic problem that is causing the disorder or disease. Be very specific about the genetic problem (DNA, RNA, Protein Mutations).

3. State whether the disease or disorder is sex-linked dominant, sex-linked recessive, autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive etc.

4. Identify at least 5 symptoms and/or signs associated with the disease or disorder.

5. Identify at least 4 treatments and/or medications associated with this disease or disorder. Be sure to include the therapy involved in the treatment or medication. Describe how medications are prescribed or taken and describe any surgical procedures.

PART 2: REPORT FORMAT (100 points)

1. Identify 3 methods for genetic testing or genetic screening.

2. Describe in detail what is involved in these genetic test or screening methods.

3. Provide an example of results from one of the genetic screening or testing methods you discussed in questions 1 & 2. You must be able to read the results. Briefly explain the results from the genetic screening example you selected.

4. Explain why genetic counseling is important. (1-2 paragraphs)

5. Explain what the human genome project is (1-2 paragraphs)

6. Describe at least one current research project being conducted at an accredited genetic institute. (1-2 paragraphs)

 

INCLUDE A REFERENCE PAGE WITH AT LEAST 6 REFERENCES IN APA FORMAT.