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Unformatted text preview: to learn about Tay-Sachs disease from the Genetics Home Reference. a. What parts of the body are damaged in a patient that has Tay-Sachs disease? b. What are the symptoms of Tay-Sachs disease? c. Can you “catch” Tay-Sachs disease by spending time with an affected person? d. When a person inherits a mutated _________ gene, they will develop Tay-Sachs disease. e. What enzyme does that gene code for? ____________________________ f. Which molecule does this enzyme break down in a healthy person? g. Why is Tay - Sachs disease is called a “lysosomal storage disorder”?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Martin during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '08