WCU Week 2 Turner Syndrome Genetic Paper

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Week 2 Genetics Paper

Begin by selecting a topic pertaining to genes and gene-environment interaction from one of the following resources:

  • Refer to chapters 4 and 5 of your text, unit II
  • Select a topic from the list below

Conduct a literature search of recent journal articles (peer reviewed) within the last three years that pertain to your topic. You must select three articles for this assignment.

Synthesize the knowledge gained from the chapter readings and your literature research into a comprehensive understanding of the topic.

Explain and evaluate the data, assertions, findings, and/or claims made in the literature.

Identify any evidence-based support for the claims made in the literature.

Draw and summarize your own unique conclusions based on a comprehensive understanding of the topic and your research.

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Turner Syndrome Genetic Paper

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Turner Syndrome Genetic Paper
Turner syndrome refers to a health condition that affects only females and occurs when
one of the sex chromosomes (X-chromosomes) partially or entirely misses. Thus, it is defined as
a genetic disease affecting one in every 2000 females (Granger et al., 2016). The turner
syndrome may cause various developmental and medical problems, including heart defects and
the ovaries' failure to develop and short height (Huether et al., 2014). As a result, societies need
to learn more about the syndrome to prevent its adverse effects while improving the victim's life
quality.
Turner syndrome occurs from a chromosomal abnormality. The syndrome currently has
no cure. However, victims receive few treatments to help lower their symptoms. "Generally,
there are two sets of chromosomes in a cell, 23 in each group, thus totaling 46" (Huether et al.,
2014). Half of these cells are inherited from the mother and the other 23 from the father. As a
result, they hold genes that establish an individual's color, height, and hair. "Females who have
Turner syndrome only have one X chromosome, thus casing the chromosomal abnormality
because they would have had two" (Huether et al., 2014). However, some of them may be
lacking only a part of one of their X chromosomes.
Evaluation of Data, Assertions, Findings, and Claims made in the literature
The turner syndrome is genetic, which means the parents cannot prevent it. "It develops
when the reproductive cells are formed and a cell division error" (Huether et al., 2014). Females
conceived with "a chromosomal abnormality in only some of their cells have what is called
Mosaic Turner Syndrome," according to Ross (2017). As a result, their signs and symptoms may
be less severe.

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Turner syndrome occurs as a genetic disease among all patients. "It can be diagnosed
anywhere before birth, during infancy, or early childhood because the chromosomal abnormality
may be from a few various causes" (Huether et al., 2014). Monosomy refers to the lack of an X
chromosome due to the father's sperm or mother's egg's failure. The other is Mosaicism, which is
when the failure occurs in the fetal stage, and only some cells have one X chromosome. X
chromosome abnormaliti...


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