Genetic Disorders

Part 1: Genetic Disorders

In addition to the readings from Week 3 (Chapters 8, 9 & 10), select a specific Genetic Disorder (i.e. Duane Syndrome, Downs Syndrome, Cri du chat, Achondroplasia, Fragile X Syndrome, Hemophilia, Progeria and Tay-Sachs to name a few) and research it further.  There are over 40 different Genetic Disorders, please select a specific Genetic Disorder which has not been blogged about by another student. This will diversify our Week 4 Blog with information on different Genetic Disorders.

Go to the  National Human Genome Research Institute or  The Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR) and research a specific Genetic Disorder.

Title your initial blog post with the specific Genetic Disorder you will be discussing; this is required so everyone knows which specific Genetic Disorders have been posted on and to ensure there is diverse pool of genetic disorders discussed.  No duplicate topics are permitted; a 10-point deduction for posting on a topic that has already been posted on.  Then share with the class what you have learned about the Genetic Disorder by writing a full paragraph summary (150 words minimum) of what you have learned about the Genetic Disorder including: who is affected, what is the genetic abnormality, what treatments are available and what is the current state of research.

Any content and paraphrased information from the resource (URL) must be properly cited per APA including the specific URL (website) on the genetic disorder.  The blog post  must be directly posted in the classroom; please do not upload a Word document only.

WRD MIN is 150

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