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The Fertility Institutes  recently stunned the fertility community by being the first company to boldly offer couples the opportunity to screen their embryos not only for diseases and gender, but also for completely benign characteristics such as eye color, hair color, and complexion.

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catalyst friday january 20 th

The Fertility Institutes recently stunned the fertility community by being the first company to boldly offer couples the opportunity to screen their embryos not only for diseases and gender, but also for completely benign characteristics such as eye color, hair color, and complexion.

On the back page of yesterday’s notes:

What will happen to diversity if we begin to design babies?

Catalyst: Friday, January 20th

Happy birthday Laurie! (Ms. M’s sister)

announcements
Announcements
  • Parent letter
  • Jobs on Monday!
  • Dojo rewards
    • #1: Raven, Briana, Timothy, Morgan*, Eric R. DeQuante*, Wayne, Tia, De’Ja, Breonna
    • #2: Keenan
    • #3: Rosa, Antonio
    • #4: Shurrell, Jerrica, Victoria, Malicho, Martavius
    • #5: Chelsie, Chauncey
  • Spirit week!
big goals
Big Goals
  • All students will develop, run, and present an original lab study.
  • 100% Proficient. 90% Advanced.
  • 80% Mastery on all EOC and college level questions.
  • At least five points of growth on the ACT.
recessive disorder review
Recessive Disorder Review
  • What is a recessive disorder?
  • What is a savior baby?
  • What allele combination does the person with the disorder have?
  • What is a carrier?
objectives
Objectives
  • Students will be able to identify and describe dominant genetic disorders.
  • Students will be able to make diagnoses of recessive and dominant genetic disorders based on symptom clues.
dominant genetic disorders
Dominant Genetic Disorders
  • Dominant Genetic Disorders: Disorders caused by dominant alleles.
  • Those who do not have the disorder are homozygous recessive for that trait.
huntington s disease
Huntington’s Disease
  • Occurrence: 1 in 10,000
  • Cause: Gene affecting brain function is defective
  • Effect: Uncontrollable movements; movement loss; loss of brain function
  • Tx: No cure or treatment

*Age of onset between 30 and 50 years old

achondroplasia
Achondroplasia
  • Occurrence: 1 in 25,000
  • Cause: A gene that affects bone growth is abnormal
  • Effect: Short arms/legs (Most common form of dwarfism)
  • Tx: No cure/Treatment

75% of individuals with Acho. Are born to parents of average size. When this happens, the condition occurred because of a mutation or genetic change.

Individuals with Acho. Can have average sized children!

gallery walk mystery illness 15 minutes
Gallery Walk/Mystery Illness: 15 minutes
  • You are going to play the role of doctors! Around the room, there are patient profiles posted.
  • You must visit each patient profile. Using the description of the symptoms and your notes, make your diagnosis! (It can be a dominant OR recessive genetic disorder!)
  • After you have made your diagnosis, you must recommend treatment.

Expectations: You must complete the gallery walk with a low volume. If you are playing around, you will go back to your seat and automatically receive a zero on this assignment.

diagnoses
Diagnoses
  • Patient #1:
  • Patient #2:
  • Patient #3:
  • Patient #4
  • Patient #5:
friday quiz
Friday Quiz
  • You may use your notes from this week to complete the quiz.
  • This is due at the end of class for a grade.
  • In your seat. By yourself. Silently.
dojo review
Dojo Review
  • 35 points
  • 50 points