our paper will have two parts. The first portion requires that you make an analysis of five listed traits, that are each determined by a single gene. The second portionrequires that you choose a disease state from a list of illnesses that have a multifactorial pattern of causes.

Part one Make an assessment of your personal traits, and record the genotype with description of phenotype in the table below. These traits are determined by single genes and have a dominant and recessive form:

  • Tongue Rolling, ability to roll tongue in a U shape, dominant (RR or Rr)
  • Hand clasping, Left over right thumb crosses more comfortably, dominant (LL or Ll)
  • Short big toe, second toe longer than big toe, dominant (TT or Tt)
  • Hair form, curly dominant (KK or Kk)
  • Mid-digital hair, hair on any middle section of finger, dominant (HH or Hh)

Please record your genotype and phenotype for each trait in the table:

Genotype Phenotype
   
   
 
 
   
   

Part two The diseases listed below are common illnesses which combined affect more than 80% of Western society. You may wish to choose one that has affected your family, or you might want to choose a disease that affects a patient you have. These diseases are thought to have several influences which control their development, at least one of which is genetic. You should research that disease using your textbook and one outside source. How is this disease inheritance different from the inheritance of a trait in part one?

  • Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Birth defects
  • Cancer (breast, colon, lung, prostate, ovarian, and other cancers)
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Heart disease or sudden heart attack
  • Other heart problems
  • High blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Pregnancy losses, stillbirths, and miscarriages
  • Stroke or blood clots

Papers should be written using APA Style® format, including proper citation of sources. Resources on APA Style® may be found in the Course Overview. This paper should be 2-3 pages in length. See the Syllabus for specific grading criteria.

You must submit your assignment on or before 11:55 pm EST on Sunday of this week. You can resubmit your assignment if necessary, but ONLY until the due date. Points will be deducted for late submissions, and no assignments will be accepted after grading is complete and grades have been posted.

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