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Pedigree Inheritance Pattern of Huntington's Disease

Please see attachment for pedigree inheritance pattern of Huntington's disease. Huntington's disease is a late-onset disease caused by a single, dominant mutation. The following pedigree is for a family with a history of Huntington disease. Those individuals who are already suffering from the disease are shaded black. However

biosynthetic pathway

The production of the purple pigment anthocyanin in flowers is accomplished via a biosynthetic pathway. A biosynthetic pathway consists of a series of enzymatic reactions resulting in the creation of a final end product via several intermediate metabolites. An example of a biosynthetic pathway is shown below: S

Alleles in beetles

See attached for the picture the questions are referencing. ln the beetles described in the animation, there were two alleles for color, brown and green. Suppose that you discover a very small population of these beetles, consisting of the individuals shown below. How can you calculate the frequency of each allele in ihis

Gene Therapy

I need help answering the following questions: 1. Description of gene therapy and how it works. 2. What are the principles that underlie gene therapy? Please provide academic references to support your response. Thanks

Analysis of Alleles

1. If a population consists of 122 individuals, how many alleles are present in the population? 2. In the same population of 122 individuals, 25% have the recessive phenotype. a. How many individuals have the recessive phenotype? b. How many alleles are present in individuals with the recessive phenotype?

Manipulating the Immune System To Eliminate Cancer Cells Better

Discuss an idea you have about how the immune system/cancer cells could be manipulated so the immune system does a better job at eliminating the cancer cells (it can besomething that you make up based on your understanding of immunology - don't worry if it can't be implemented).

DNA and RNA Analysis

Please help with the following problems. Include at least one reference in the solution. 1) Compare and contrast DNA and RNA 2) Discuss why humans not evolve with one central repository of DNA rather than having it replicated throughout the body?

Genes

Could you please help me with an outline for 3 essay questions? I need a peer-reviewed article and points of interest for each of the following topics: 1. Differential gene expression due to chromosome structure and alternative splicing 2. How genes can be used to possibly lend evidence to the theory of evolution 3. How tec

Genetics and Punnet Squares Problem Set

Single Alleles: Flies can have red or white eyes. Red is dominant to white. 1) Write down letter designations for the alleles. Be sure to distinguish which trait is dominant and which recessive. For example, Mendel used P to designate the purple allele, and p to designate the white allele for pea-flower color. 2) What would

Biological Foundations of Health and Illness

This assignment should be 1-2 pages. Critical Thinking Exercise - Genetic Screening: As we move closer to the day when genetic screening and engineering become commonplace, many scientists are raising concerns about the social, ethical, and political implications of this genetic revolution. Who should decide what const

Genetics and Inheritance of Traits or Genetic Disorders

Part I: Genetics - From Genes to Proteins, Mutations Background: DNA represents the architectural blueprint for all living systems, encoding specific instructions in the sequence of its four nitrogen-containing base pairs that are necessary for building the organism. During the process of transcription, the information in the

Genetically Modified Organisms

What are the hazards of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? Is there a solution, or alternative, to having genetically modified foods in our diets?

Mitosis and Meiosis Differences

1. State differences between mitosis and meiosis. 2. List the phases of cell cycle. 3. What is the difference between cell cycle and cell division? 4. State and explain all stages of cell division.

Mitosis & Meiosis

Please identify these questions as true or false. 1. Crossing-over is relatively infrequently between any two genes, but always occurs somewhere during meiosis. 2. Sister Chromatids have identical alleles. 3. Cells that divide by meiosis become haploid after the first division (meiosis I). 4. In humans, the only cell

Gregor Mendel's Laws

I am looking for help with Gregor Mendels laws. With regards to: How do we know that particular human traits are inherited? What did Mendel's finding reveal about inheritance? Explain the answer with the help of the four types of inheritance patterns in pedigrees.

Progress of gene therapy

Give your opinion as to why the progress of gene therapy has been disappointingly slow. Give several specific examples of actual failures in gene therapy trials. Suggest the most promising avenues for future gene therapy research. What is your personal opinion of the future of gene therapy?

Classical Genetics - Probability Lab: Penny Toss

Please find the questions in the attachment. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ? Predict the probability of the occurrence of a single event. ? Predict the probability of two independent events occurring at the same time. ? Apply Mendel's la

Fertilization /genetic trails

1- list the steps in the process of the fertilization of an ovum. 2- describe the differences between recessive, dominant, and co-dominant genetic trails.

Cell Biology: Compare and Contrast Mitosis and Meiosis

At one time, organisms were only the size of one cell; they divided and developed into the individuals like humans that are made of trillions of cells. Every cell in the human body received a copy of an original nucleus with the exact same genes and chromosomes. All of the cells in the body evolved from a single cell. Mito

Mutations in codons

I am working on a genetics assignment and am completely stumped on this problem. I have looked at it for hours and cannot figure it out. The biggest problem I am running into what kind of mutagen could induce these specific changes. I've tried various ways of frame shifting, but nothing seems to be working here. Please help!

Factors Affecting Fetal Development

Can you explain how a woman might impact development of the fetus, taking into consideration the influence of environmental and genetic factors?

Analyzing Research Questions

In the world of research you can find many research articles on any topic in many peer reviewed journals. Access a scholarly, peer-reviewed source and locate at least four articles on either qualitative or quantitative research containing research questions, as well as determine if they are good or bad questions.

Genetics Affecting Biotechnology Process

1. Define biotechnology and list 3 ways biotechnology has affected human society. 2. Explain the process of gel electrophoresis in detail. Give me a step by step explanation of how this works and what it is used for. 3. Explain the process of DNA fingerprinting (DNA profiling) in detail. Give me a step by step explanation

The Future of Toxicogenomics

How will toxicogenomics, which is the analysis of the effects of toxic chemicals on genes (for example, gene mutations or changes in gene expression), be influential in the next decade? Please provide details and specific examples.

Synthetic Genetic Engineering Technology

I am doing a research paper and I need opinions. The question: "is it appropriate to use emerging synthetic genomic engineering technology to build new forms of "life"? I would appreciate pros and cons as part of my research. The explanation is given in 300 words.