Genetic disorder: Albinism

Write a paper on a genetic disorder of your choice. Discuss the genetic disorder: Albinism and how it is passed down from generation to generation.

Include the following:

  1. Discuss what a genetic disorder is and how it is passed down from generation to generation.
  2. The name of your genetic disorder
  3. Pattern of inheritance – Is this disorder dominant/recessive/sex-linked/autosomal?
  4. Give the genetic disorder’s genotype. Example: Trisomony on the 21st chromosome.
  5. List the symptoms and what happens to you if you have this genetic disorder?
  6. Phenotype of disorder.
  7. Describe the defect that the disorder causes.
  8. Is there now, or was there ever a benefit to this genetic disorder?
  9. What may cause this genetic disorder? Mutation, radiation, etc.
  10. Is there any treatment or cures or light altering measures for this genetic disorder? Ex: special diets, medications, exercise – to survive this condition?
  11. Are certain people more likely to produce children with this genetic disorder?
  12. Frequency among human births.
  13. Is this disorder specific to certain country or climate? If so, describe.
  14. Add any additional information relevant to your chosen disorder.
All Criteria Met

100%

Some Criteria Unmet

75%

Partial

50%

Criteria Unmet

0%

Genetic Disorder Intro

Discuss what a genetic disorder is and how it is passed down from generation to generation.

Genetic disorders, and how they occur, adequately defined and discussed Genetic disorders, and how they occur, defined and discussed but not in enough detail to be clear to the reader Either Genetic disorders, or how they occur, not defined and discussed adequately Neither Genetic disorders, nor how they occur, defined and discussed adequately
Inheritance/ Genotype

The name of your genetic disorder, pattern of inheritance – Is this disorder dominant/recessive/sex-linked/autosomal?

Give the genetic disorder’s genotype. Example: Trisomony on the 21st chromosome.

Name, pattern of inheritance, genotype adequately addressed and discussed clearly Name, pattern of inheritance, genotype included but not discussed clearly Any one of name, pattern of inheritance, genotype not adequately discussed More than two or none of the name, pattern of inheritance, genotype not adequately discussed or information is inaccurate
Symptoms/Phenotype

-List the symptoms and what happens to you if you have this genetic disorder?

-Phenotype of disorder.

-Describe the defect that the disorder causes.

Symptoms, phenotype, defects of disorder adequately addressed and discussed clearly Symptoms, phenotype, defects of disorder addressed but not discussed clearly Any one of symptoms, phenotype, defects of disorder not addressed or addressed inadequately Two or more of symptoms, phenotype, defects not addressed or addressed inadequately
Causes/Benefits

-Is there now, or was there ever a benefit to this genetic disorder?

-What may cause this genetic disorder? Mutation, radiation, etc.

Benefits and causes adequately addressed and discussed clearly Benefits and cause discussed but not clearly Either benefits or caused inadequately addressed or not addressed Neither benefits nor cause adequately addressed or neither are addressed
Treatment/Management

Is there any treatment or cures or light altering measures for this genetic disorder? Ex: special diets, medications, exercise – to survive this condition?

Treatments for management of effects of genetic disorder and any possible cures addressed adequately and discussed clearly Treatments for management of effects of genetic disorder and any possible cures addressed adequately but not discussed clearly Treatments for management of effects of genetic disorder and any possible cures addressed but not adequately Treatments for management of effects of genetic disorder and any possible cures not addressed or information is inaccurate
Frequency/Distribution

-Are certain people more likely to produce children with this genetic disorder?

-Frequency among human births.

-Is this disorder specific to certain country or climate? If so, describe.

Frequency among all births, certain ethnic/age groups, climates adequately addressed and described clearly Frequency among all births, certain ethnic/age groups, climates adequately addressed but not described clearly Any one of: Frequency among all births, certain ethnic/age groups, climates not adequately addressed Two or more of: Frequency among all births, certain ethnic/age groups, climates not adequately addressed
Additional Information

Relevant supplemental information pertinent to the genetic disorder

Enough relevant supplemental information to adequately describe the genetic disorder present Relevant supplemental information pertinent to the genetic disorder present, but relevance of some information is unclear Relevant supplemental information pertinent to the genetic disorder present, but sparse No additional relevant information provided
Sources

Citations and sources

Sources are correctly cited with at least two present

 

 

Sources are incorrectly cited but at least two present Only one source No sources cited
Format/Style

12 pt Times New Roman, double spaced.

-Writing is clear, flows naturally between subjects, and maintains a formal tone

Length is adequate

Formatting, clarity of writing, and tone are consistent and correct Formatting, clarity of writing, and tone are inconsistent but mostly correct Either Formatting, clarity of writing, and tone are incorrect; author struggles with clarity of writing; tone is too informal

 

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