Genetic Disorders

Genetic Disorders - Genetic Disorders When genetic means...

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Genetic Disorders When genetic means leads to unfortunate ends
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Recessive Disorders Phenylketonuria (PKU) Cause Homozygous recessive genotype for PKU alleles Effects Lack enzyme to convert the amino acid phenylanine to tyrosine Phenylanine accumulates in blood and harms nervous system Causes profound mental retardation Symptoms appear a couple of months after birth Those effected have regular convulsions and seizures and must be hospitalized for lifespan which lasts about 30 years
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Recessive Disorders Albinism Cause homozygous inherited autosomal recessives Effects lack the enzyme to produce melanin or enzyme that produces melanin is not functional
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Recessive Disorder Tay-Sachs Disease Cause homozygous inherited autosomal recessives Effects (CORRECTION TO NOTES!) Lack enzyme to break down fatty acids Fatty acids accumulate in the brain and effect central nervous system
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Recessive Disorder Sickle – Cell Anemia
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