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  • Sickle Cellular Adaptation

    Over the generations, ancestors evolved different allele frequencies due to recurring natural selection. In fact, natural selection and mutation were considered the main hypotheses for the sickle gene cell. However, those hypotheses limit in explaining the entirety for the frequency of the HbS allele in human populations around the globe. The complex relationship between the HbS allele frequencies and the level of malaria prevalence support the malaria hypothesis at a global scale and further demonstrate why adaptation or natural selection alone cannot be the factor in explaining allele frequencies. According to Piel et. al. (2010), HbS, known as the sickle hemoglobin, is “a structural variant of normal adult hemoglobin” (p. 2). Piet et al.…

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  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the blood that is common in young children is currently incurable and has a high relapse rate amongst children (between the ages of 1-15 years), specifically boys. To elaborate, this disease is the cancer of white blood cells (WBCs) in which the body (depending on the type of ALL) over produces an abundance of immature lymphocytes in the bone marrow altering the immune system (i.e. the immune system becomes susceptible to infections, improper…

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  • Protein Synthesis

    leucine to proline at amino acid position 1544(Ashcroft, 2005). This mutation simply reduce the activation of the channel by stimulatory nucleotide MgADP, as the NBDs sensitivity to this nucleotide is greatly/entirely lost. The failure of the channel activation means the open state of the channel pore is greatly reduced/blocked. This occurs as the inhibitory nucleotide (ATP) would have higher affinity for the channel than the activating nucleotide (MgADP). Closure of the K+ channel leads to…

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  • Werner's Syndrome Analysis

    this disease is very rare, so depending on where the patient might live, they might feel awkward and not accepted by society. A person who is Japanese, yet lives in Japan may be accustomed to this disease because it is far more popular there than anywhere else in the world11, but that may not be the case for everyone. For gender issues, someone with this disorder may have a lower self-esteem based on how they look and how they are perceived by others. For example, many women care a lot about…

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  • The Cave Environment

    Retaux and Casane, Darwin described these two species as having lost their visual structures and referred to them as eyeless. He did not see these species striving for survival, nor did he claim that adaption was involved. He contributed that the loss of visual structures was because of not using them in the dark. After Darwin’s explanation of regression, two other viewpoints were proposed. One viewpoint suggested that eye loss and loss of pigment in the eyes are the basis of selective neutral…

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  • Natural Selection Lab Report

    effects of colour mutations in “prey” and vision mutations in “predators”, and their role in natural selection. This means that different materials in this experiment represent real-life organisms and environments. The sand-coloured background represents a sand environment, while the green background represents a grass environment. The individual conducting the experiment is acting as the “predator” (bird) and the tweezers used by this individual is the beak of the bird. The toothpicks are the…

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  • Sickle Cell Disease: A Genetic Analysis

    mortality rate, but the disease still being common in the population. Also, sickle cell heterozygous individuals have what is called a heterozygote advantage, which in itself is a pretty interesting concept. Also, sickle cell anemia is highly common…

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  • Differences In Genetic Research

    changes made for various reasons), a mutation has occurred. Failures in replication can be caused by a large number of reasons, but some of the more common examples include incorrect pairing of nitrogen bases and exposure to radiation and certain chemicals. “A mutagen is any agent that changes the DNA of an organism.” An example of a mutagen is a virus because viruses injects their genetic information…

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  • Samuel Lehew: Cell Cycle And Cancer

    Cell Cycle and Cancer By Samuel Lehew Cell Cycle and Cancer By Samuel Lehew (Rough Draft) The cell cycle is a complex set of stages where the cell duplicates itself, in which the captivating process of this is explained cancer will also be explained and how the different types of cancer can be treated differently. Also, the fatality rates and the genetic inheritability. Cancer can affect any at any moment, just one mistake in one of these stages and the mutation and uncontrolled cell growth…

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  • Sickle Cell Anemia Case Studies Answers

    but in sickle cell anemia the red blood cells are shaped like crescent moons, or sickles that leads to the not enough healthy red blood cells which become unable to carry adequate amount of oxygen to the different body organs. Normally the red blood cells are round and flexible moving in an easy way through the blood vessels, in the sickle cell disease the red blood cells are rigid and sticky. These cells of irregular shape may get stuck in the small blood vessels, which can slow down or block…

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