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Genetic Presentation

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Juliet B.

on 15 March 2013

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Genetics Project Sickle Cell Disease By: Juliet Brown Sickle Cell disease is a disorder in which deforms the red blood cells. Hemoglobin protein molecules in the cell don't form properly thus giving it an unhealthy appearance. The noncircular shape causes cells to clot easier in the blood stream this also prevents oxygen from entering the organs. Is it a Single Gene or Chromosomal? A mutation in a gene on chromosome 11 that codes for the beta subunit of the hemoglobin protein. Dominant? Recessive? An autosomal recessive pattern Copies of the infected gene are passed from both parents. Symptoms Damages organs (spleen, liver, kidneys, lungs, heart etc)
Frequent infections
Shortened life-span
Crises (pain experience)
Delayed growth
Jaundice reatments Children take daily doses of penicillin to prevent infection
Folic acid-creates new blood cells
Plenty of rest and water
Avoid too much physical activity
Blood transfusions
Bone marrow transplant Source: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/disorders/whataregd/sicklecell/index.html
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