Evaluating own risk for inherited disease

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Evaluating Your Own Risk for Inherited Disease

For this Assignment you will think about your individual health and health risks. What genetic diseases or problems might you face during your lifetime? Predisposition to heart disease, breast cancer, diabetes? You may consider your own health risks or those of other individuals such as a family member or friend. Then, in a paper of 750–1,000 words, address the following issues:

  • What genetic diseases or problems were determined to be potential issues?
  • Provide an introduction of the disease, outlining the major signs/symptoms of the disorder and the reason why this was selected as a genetic/inherited disease?
  • Research the mode of inheritance for this disease/trait? Why? If you are not able to find a specific mode of inheritance, provide a hypothesis for the mode of inheritance. Explain your thinking here very thoroughly; this should take up about half of the length of the Assignment.
  • What other information would help you draw better conclusions about this disease?
  • What problems did you encounter in gathering information about your family's history or that of the person you interviewed?
  • If you were to have a child, what could you tell him or her about his/her chances of inheriting the diseases based upon your research about the inheritability of the trait you are researching?

Finally, visit the library by clicking on the “Library” link on the Campus homepage. Select the option to perform an advanced search. Find two references that pertain to the disease/trait you selected. Record the methods that you used to discover these sources, and answer the following questions:

  • Which search term(s) did you use?
  • Did you use combinations of search terms?
  • Which methods resulted in the most “hits” or results?
  • Did you refine any of your searches? In other words, did you perform an initial search and then further narrow the results?
Also, briefly explain whether the references support or contradict your previous conclusions.


i HAVE ATTACHED THE ASSIGNMENT RUBRIC THAT SHOULD BE USED FOR THE APPROPRIATE GRADE. PLEASE REVIEW AS YOU COMPLETE ASSIGNMENT.

SC235 Unit 9 | Assignment Rubric Grade A: 94.5-105 points B: 84-94.4 points Grading Criteria  Demonstrates a full and complete understanding of the topic.  Provides an introduction which clearly defines the scope of the project and identifies the chosen disease.  Provides an explanation of why the disease was chosen as a potential issue.  Provides specific information that would help individuals to draw better conclusions about the chosen disease (i.e., common symptoms, additional resources, etc.).  Provides an accurate and thorough description on the mode of inheritance of the selected disease. Discussion is supported with additional research. The description takes up about half of the length of the assignment.  Thoroughly describes problems an individual would encounter when creating a medical tree and when gathering their family’s medical history.  Discusses various approaches to discussing the probability of inheriting the chosen genetic disorder with a child. Discussion is supported by additional research.  Reflects a thorough understanding on how to search the KU library and fully explains the methods used to discover at least two sources related to the topic.  Utilizes at least two references and explains whether the references support or contradict the student’s findings.  Project meets the minimum word requirements of 750 -1,000 words.  The use of accurate scientific terminology enhances the project.  APA-formatting guidelines are met.  References and citations are included and formatted as per APA-formatting guidelines.  No errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar.  The submitted project meets all assignment requirements.  Demonstrates a good understanding of the topic.  Provides an introduction that briefly addresses the scope of the project and identifies the chosen disease.  Explains why the disease was chosen as a potential issue.  Provides information that would help individuals to draw better conclusions about the chosen disease (i.e., common symptoms, additional resources, etc.).  Provides an accurate description on the mode of inheritance of the selected disease. Discussion is supported with additional research. The description takes up about half of the length of the assignment.  Describes problems an individual would encounter when creating a medical tree and when gathering their family’s medical history.  Discusses various approaches to discussing the probability of inheriting the chosen genetic disorder with a child. Discussion may be supported by additional research.  Reflects a good understanding on how to search the KU library and explains the methods used to discover at least two sources related to the topic.              C: 73.5-83 points              D: 63-73.4 points     Utilizes at least two references and explains whether the references support or contradict the student’s findings. Project meets the minimum word requirements of 750 -1,000 words. The use of accurate scientific terminology may enhance the project. APA-formatting guidelines are mostly met. References and citations are included, but may not be formatted as per APA-formatting guidelines. Few errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar. The submitted project meets all assignment requirements and is written at a level expected of college work. Demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. Provides a brief introduction that does not thoroughly addresses the scope of the project and identifies the chosen disease. May be lacking an explanation of why the disease was chosen as a potential issue. Provides some information that may be helpful to individuals in drawing better conclusions about the chosen disease (i.e., common symptoms, additional resources, etc.). Provides a brief description on the mode of inheritance of the selected disease. Discussion may not be supported with additional research and does not meet the length requirements. Briefly describes problems an individual would encounter when creating a medical tree and when gathering their family’s medical history. Discusses various approaches to discussing the probability of inheriting the chosen genetic disorder with a child. Reflects a basic understanding on how to search the KU library and explains the methods used to discover at least two sources related to the topic. May provide at least two references, but may not state whether the references support or contradict the student’s findings. Project may not meet the minimum word requirements of 750 -,1,000 words. Accurate scientific terminology may be present. APA-formatting guidelines may not be met. Several errors with citations – may not follow APA guidelines. Several errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar. The submitted project meets some assignment requirements, but may not be written at a level expected of college work. Demonstrates some understanding of the topic Does not provide an introduction that briefly addresses the scope of the project and identifies the chosen disease. May be missing an explanation of why the disease was chosen as a potential issue. Provides some information that would help individuals to draw better conclusions about the chosen disease (i.e., common symptoms, additional resources, etc.); or information may be missing. Provides a description on the mode of inheritance of the selected disease. Description may be incorrect or missing details. May be missing a discussion about the problems an individual would encounter when creating a medical tree and when gathering their family’s medical history. May be lacking detail in their description of various approaches to discussing the probability of inheriting the chosen genetic disorder with a child; or description is missing. Reflects some understanding on how to search the KU library, and/or may           F: 0-62 points F 0 points        not explain the methods used to discover at least two sources related to the topic. May not use at least two references and may not explain whether the references support or contradict the student’s findings. Project may not mean the minimum word requirements of 750 – 1,000 words. APA-Formatting guidelines are not met. Many errors with citations or no citations are included. Many errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar. Inappropriate and vague writing interferes with the development and clarity of the main points. The submitted project meets only some of the assignment requirements, may not answer all questions, or is not written at a level expected of college work. demonstrates little to no understanding of the topic Does not identify the mode of inheritance of the selected disease. Does not address all of the questions in the assignment and/or answers reflect little to no understanding of the topic. Reflects little to no understanding on how to search the KU Library. Or, KU Library search was not performed. May not use at least two references and does not explain whether the references support or contradict the student’s findings. Project does not meet the minimum word requirements of 1,500 words. The project’s narrative is difficult to follow or is off topic. The work does not meet minimum standards of achievement. Nothing was submitted OR The paper submitted contained plagiarized sections.

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Thomas574
School: Rice University

Done, than you.

Running Head: SICKLE CELL DISEASE

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Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)
Name
Course
Date

SICKLE CELL DISEASE

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Sickle Cell Disease
Introduction
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is defined as a set or combination of disorders which affects the
blood hemoglobin. In other words, SCD affects molecules in the red blood cells which supply
oxygen to other cells throughout the body. SCD can be inherited from parents to their children.
Individuals suffering from this disorder possess atypical-hemoglobin molecules termed as
hemoglobin S. This molecule worsens health of the affected persons by distorting red-blood cells
into a crescent or sickle shape. Its signs and symptoms begin in early childhood. Normally, this
disorder is characterized by low number of red-blood cells, repeated infections, and periodicepisodes of pain (Gillie, 2004). SCD occur in case an individual inherits two or more abnormal
copies of the hemoglobin-gene from each parent. SCD is my main interest of research since I have
witnessed two of my relatives; that is my cousin and my aunt, getting diagnosed with the diseases.
There is no possibility that both cases are just, but medical coincidences.
Major signs and symptoms
Most young p...

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