Genetic Mutations

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As you explored a variety of biology-related topics during this course, you may have realized how much the study of biology influences the way you see and understand the world. Taking time to reflect on your learning enables you to deepen your understanding of new ideas and make them more meaningful to you personally. In this reflection, you consider the knowledge you have gained and the ways it has changed or may change your behavior or perspectives on important issues.

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Recall the topics you have explored and discussed for your assignments and consider the following questions:
    • What new concepts did you explore? Which seem most relevant to you personally? Why?
    • What new perspective did you gain from the course Resources and/or from your interactions with your peers and your Instructor? How might this new perspective influence an attitude or behavior?
    • Have you changed your behavior based on something you learned in the course? If so, how have you changed and why?
    • Is there a biology-related policy that you like to advocate for or against based on what you have learned in this course?
  • Select one topic for your reflection based on your answers to the questions above.
  • Conduct research to identify a scientific article related to the topic you selected for your reflection.

All topics "explored" during my 6 week course

-Genetic Mutations

-A recommendation (at least two paragraphs long) for a policy that benefits the ecosystem in and surrounding Yellowstone National Park

-A proposal (at least two paragraphs long) for a strategy to address the antibiotic or pesticide resistance

-A recommendation (at least two paragraphs long) for a promising treatment of the genetic disease

-Evaluate whether your carbon footprint impacts the carbon cycle

-Three characteristics of a scientific approach to the world

Tutor Answer

School: Cornell University






The Yellowstone National Park (YNP) was founded in 1872. It forms the habitat for a variety of
flora and fauna. The American Bison (Bison bison) is a free-ranging herd that is descendant of a
continuously free-ranging wild herd (Halbert 2003) and are the wild host of brucellosis. The
disease is chronic, infectious and untreatable can infect livestock and wildlife species and can
easily be transmitted between and amongst all mammalian species. Brucellosis in bovines results
in abortions, a decrease in milk production, and the birth of weak calves as well as infertility. The
mode of transmission is via contact with the contaminated aborted tissue, blood, milk and feces
(Ryhan et al. 2009).
There is no effective treatment for, the disease in animals. Quarantine and vaccinations control the
disease with success of the same being founded on the efficiency of the vaccine and number of
animals’ vaccinated (Plumb et al. 2007). The vaccinations can be admi...

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