This essay focuses on a female offspring being a carrier for hemophilia.This discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
This discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
For this course, you are automatically divided into discussion groups of 3 or 4 students. This is done through the course registration process. You may or may not be with the same group each week.
Read the Discussion Prompt Below and then post your responses/answers as indicated by the Discussion Board Prompt. Initial Post: post your initial writing by Day 3 of the week.* Response #1. Due by Day 5 of the week. Response #2: Due by Day 7 of the week. Response to faculty: Respond to any comments left by your faculty by end of day on Day 7 of the week.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to all of the initial postings from your peers in your discussion group on different days of the week.
Every post in the discussion must be supported by evidence. Cite sources in your responses to other classmates. In addition, you must respond to any responses received from your professor. Complete your participation for this assignment by end of the week.
To support your work, use your course and text readings as well as the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format. Patient or lay person medical information portals such as webMD, Medscape, Mayo Clinic, or any disease foundations, such as the arthritis foundation or the diabetic foundation, are not acceptable resources for your scholarly work.
What are the limitations of the Punnett Square?
Mom is a carrier for hemophilia but does not have the disease. Dad does not have hemophilia
Using the Punnett Square, answer the following questions:
Firstly, what is the probability a female offspring developing hemophilia?
Secondly, what is the probability of a female offspring being a carrier for hemophilia?
Thirdly, what is the probability of a male offspring developing hemophilia?
Further, what is the probability of a male offspring being a carrier developing hemophilia?
Moreover, what is the probability of any offspring developing hemophilia?
Finally, explain why only some offspring would develop the disease?
Response #1: If this were about Cystic Fibrosis, how would the responses be different to the questions in the Initial Post? Give a detailed explanation supporting your response. Response # 2 Down Syndrome is another genetic disorder. Why is the Punnett Square not a good tool for predicting if offspring will have Down Syndrome? Why does the risk for Down’s Syndrome increase with maternal age?