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Watch the following videos to learn more about genetics and the implications of our;genetic knowledge;Our Molecular Selves;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EK3g6px7Ik&lr=1&uid=Up6Pd9fx8_UX7S38Ih_JqA;Video transcript: http://www.genome.gov/25520211;Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genetic Knowledge;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apjebtal8bQ&lr=1&uid=Up6Pd9fx8_UX7S38Ih_JqA;Video transcript: http://www.genome.gov/25019880;During the week, select only ONE option (either Option I or Option II) and discuss the;following with your classmates. Be sure to use the provided course materials and feel;free to share additional information you find through your own research.;Discussion Topic Option I;Describe a physical trait you possess that you could potentially pass on to your;own children. Using what you learned from the Inheritance of Individual Traits;animation, consider the following. Lets pretend you have 4 children, and 2 of the;4 children also possess your characteristic. Meanwhile the other biological parent;of your children does not possess the trait.;Do you think this trait could be dominant or recessive?;Based upon your response, describe why it would or would not be possible for;this trait to skip a generation.;Patterns of inheritance within organisms like pea plants, fruit flies, mice, and;others are somewhat easy to determine since we can easily control their mating;practices. Apart from controlling who mates with who, what other characteristics;make species like these ideal for studying genetics?;What are some of the challenges when studying human inheritance of traits like;the one you chose for this scenario?;Discussion Topic Option II;Describe a health problem that you believe has a genetic component (at least;partially inherited). Would you be interested in having genetic testing to;determine whether you carry a genetic mutation for a particular disorder or a;genetic predisposition for a disease? Why/why not? What are the advantages;and disadvantages of determining your predisposition?;Using the resources provided in the prompt and in the units web resources;explore the current state of research for the health problem you described above.;If you did not identify an inherited health condition within your family, then choose;a disease that interests you or impacts a friend or other family member.;Focus only on one of the following as they relate to the genetics of the disease.;Share what you learn regarding research into the disease and look for similarities;between the diseases you and your classmates describe;Cause;Testing/Screening/Prevention;Treatments/Therapies/Cures;View Full Attachment

 

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