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Genetics and Personalized Medicine

Explore the new era of personalized medicine that uses genetic mapping to determine medical treatment. Watch the NOVA video: Cracking Your Genetic Code to learn more about the genetic technology available to us and what it means for medicine, ethics, and the future of human society.

After watching this video, proceed to the following resource and address the topics below in a 2-3 page paper http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/genetic-mutation-1127

1. Explain what a genetic mutation is and the difference between inherited mutations versus point mutations.

2. Describe how the technology explained in "Cracking Your Genetic Code" can be used to detect mutations and predict your health.

3. Form an opinion on whether or not you support utilizing genetic mapping to develop personalized medical treatment.

4. Find evidence to support your opinion and cite your sources. What dangers do you see dangers in knowing our personal genome?

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Baby born. Did not crawl or walk. Diagonose with cerebral palsy. No longer swallow. Condition micmic. Tretead with dopamine.
Rare mutation in the brain. Took drug , save their lives.
Sequencing at birth can save lifes, pain, and money.

GENETICS AND HEREDITY
Explore the new era of personalized medicine that uses genetic mapping to determine medical treatment. Watch the NOVA video: Cracking Your Genetic Code to learn more about the genetic technology available to us and what it means for medicine, ethics, and the future of human society.
After watching this video, proceed to the following resource and address the topics below in a 2-3 page paper http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/genetic-mutation-1127
1. Explain what a genetic mutation is and the difference between inherited mutations versus point mutations.
A genetic mutation is defined as "changes in your genetic DNA sequences" that can cause diversity among organisms. Mutations can affect only individual that carries them. Mutations can affect all of the carrier organisms's offspring and descendants. For a mutation to affect an organisms's descendeant, they must occur in cells that produce next generation and affect the hereditary material. An inherited mutation is a mutation that is heritable. A heritable mutation affect only individual that carries them, while others affect all of the carrier ...

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23and Me, KnowMe, and Illumina want to take the technology and determine how the genes are correlated with the samples over there. Mutations can affect all of the carrier organisms's offspring and descendants. For a mutation to affect an organisms's descendant, they must occur in cells that produce next generation and affect the hereditary material. An inherited mutation is a mutation that is heritable. A heritable mutation affect only individual that carries them, while others affect all of the carrier organism's offspring, and descendants.

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