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Accurrence of a genetic disorder




Mr. and Mrs. Brown want to have children, but Mr. Brown is hesitant. He had an older brother who died of a genetic disorder, and he is worried that he may have a gene that can be passed on. "It's recessive," he tells you, "and doesn't always show up, it can skip a generation.;What can you tell the Browns in regards to the following?;What are the statistical chances of their children having the genetic disorder?;What are the statistical chances of their children 'carrying' the genetic disorder? (define the term 'carrier');How are future generations of their off-spring vulnerable to this condition?;How does the occurrence of such a genetic disorder potentially change over several generations? Explain Mr. Brown's concept of 'skipping generations'.


Paper#15349 | Written in 18-Jul-2015

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