Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Nondisjunction Disorders

Today students did a jigsaw activity to learn about six different types of nondisjunction disorders:
* Down Syndrome
* Edward's Syndrome
* Patau Syndrome
* Klinefelter Syndrome
* Turner Syndrome
* XYY Syndrome

Karyotype of a female with Trisomy 21 from
For homework, complete the vocabulary self evaluation on page 12 of your packet.

Below is a graph for the incidence of Down Syndrome relative to the age of the mother during pregnancy.
Read more about Down Syndrome testing in this New York Times article.

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