MLAB 2321 Molecular Diagnostics for Clinical Laboratory Science

Unit 2 Assignments - Genetics

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Submit the following TWO assignment through BlackBoard's "Assignments" area.

  1. FIRST ASSIGNMENT - Before you begin watch the YouTube videos,
    1. "Pedigree Analysis 1: How to solve a genetic pedigree".
    2. "Pedigree Analysis 2: How to solve a genetic pedigree",
    3. "Solving a Pedigree - the Fast Way".
    4. Download this answer sheet and save it to your computer with the title "Unit 2 Pedigree Analysis" and YOUR NAME. Review the Pedigree Self Instructional Unit and the Pedigree Analysis web site. Use the information from the web page to fill in the answers on the answer sheet. You may use other resources as well. Submit it through the "Assignments" button in BlackBoard.  
    1. Pick a disease that is genetically transmitted and pretend that this disease is present in your family OR pick a disease or trait that exists in your family.
    2. At the top of the pedigree state the disease and type of genetic transmission, i.e., autosomal dominant, X-linked, etc.
    3. Draw your family pedigree starting with your grandparents. Do it in a word processor, writing in the words for the symbols if you do not wish to draw the symbols. DO NOT spend a lot of time trying to draw the symbols, make this easy. It might be easiest to do it in a table. Submit it with your name through the digital drop box in BlackBoard.
    4. Here are some instructions on how to create the pedigree in Word using the "autoshape" function. NOTE: A tremendous "Thank You" to Claudia Oliveros for taking the time to write out these instructions for future classmates.
    5. Save the file as Unit 2 Pedigree YOUR NAME.
    6. Submit through the "Assignments" button.


Visit Human Genetics, scroll towards the bottom. Review the section on Medical and Ethical Dilemnas.
Visit Chromosomes & Human Inheritance scroll down to the pedigree of the royal family illustrating the genetic transmission of hemophilia.

Last Update: January 1, 2016
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