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one gene affects long fingers, several organs... which disease and clinical example of and why?
Marfan Syndrome; pleitropic because
one gene affects many phenotypic traits
Mom looks different from kid and grandma. (myotonic dystrophy) or long DNA seq. in Duchenne Muscular dystrophy that can be mutated anywhere along DNA are examples of?
same mutation with different phenotypes.
Myosin/actin fibers (different genes) cause single disorder is example of?
DMSP: Different Mutation Same Phenotype
Long gene but 1000 mutations in same loci of gene.
Allelic Heterogeneity: Different mutations on the same loci of gene (Cystic fibrosis)
Common to Allelic Heterogeneity..means severity of disease depends on mutation
If two _____geneity mate, their offspring can still be normal?
Characteristics of autosomal dominant?
50% chance offspring get disease; male-to-male transmission; generally AA (homozygous) is worse
Examples of gene imprinting?
When one gene is silenced and recieved from parent.
Prader-Willi Syndrom (paternal abnormal chromo) and Angelman Syndrome (maternal abnormal chromo)
One parent gives two copies of a gene to you.
When more than two populations of cells with
are present in body
Most severe type of muscular dystrophy is caused by in-frame mutation, out-of-frame mutation, N- or C- termini mutation?
Out-of-frame mutation (deletion) --> Duchenne's MD
Definitive test for measuring dystrinopathy?
DNA testing (gene coding)
Triple repeat sequence importance?
Worsens after every generation.
Huntington's disease repeat is ____. Worse if received from mom or dad.
Fragile X repeat seq.
What is genetic counseling? What is non-directive counseling?
: telling patient about the disease, risk, etc.
Non-Dir. C. applies
to aspects of decision-
making which are not clearly
decided by scientific data
...bc grandparents and mom/dad didnt have it, but offspring did.