Inheritance of Genetic Disorders

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Inheritance of Genetic Disorders


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In this activity, students learn how mutations in a gene can cause disease. They simulate the inheritance patterns of several different diseases caused by recessive genes. They learn how some recessive genes confer an advantage in the heterozygous state in certain environments. Finally, they identify and research five genetic disorders they would like to know more about and present their findings to the class.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.3) Analyze how genetics and family history can impact personal health.

Examples: family history of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or addictions

Tags: Genetics, Health, Heredity
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit

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Author: Kristen Barnett
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit