AU Sickle Cell Disease Paper
First, you will select a genetic disease. You may take this opportunity to think about your individual
health and health risks and consider any genetic diseases prevalent in your family. Do you have a
predisposition to breast cancer, diabetes, hypertension or any other disease? 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:
Part I: Evaluating the Role of Genes in the Development of Disease
Provide an introduction of the disease, including the reason why this would be considered a
Discuss the major signs/symptoms of the disorder.
Research the mode of inheritance for your chosen disease and provide a thorough discussion of the
mode of inheritance. Your discussion should focus on how the disease is passed on from parent to
Are there specific genes that have been identified in the development of this disease? If so, what are
Discuss any available treatments used for the disease or to manage its symptoms.
Address any lifestyle changes or preventative efforts that may reduce the development of the disease or
may help to manage the symptoms of the disease.
If a family member is diagnosed with this disease or is identified as a carrier of the gene that causes the
disease, what steps could they take to reduce the likelihood that their children may inherit the disease?