Human Anatomy Discussion Board Post

National Library of Medicine. (2014). What is Gene therapy? Genetics Home Reference. Retrieved fromhttp://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/therapy/genetherapy

Also research any other sources that you find appropriate on the topic of gene therapy, genetic heredity, and inheritance. Then, in your main post, answer the following discussion questions:

  • How does DNA play a role in inheritance?
  • Give an example of a dominant and recessive genetic disorder.
  • Give an example of an X- and Y- linked disorder.
  • How can genetics help to predict diseases?
  • What role does a genetic counselor play in helping families with known genetic diseases?
  • What disease(s) is gene therapy currently being tested on?
  • Has gene therapy been approved in the United States?
    • If gene therapy has been approved in the US, what is it being used to treat?
    • If gene therapy has not been approved in the US, why not?
  • What are some of the safety issues associated with gene therapy?
  • Do you believe that gene therapy is ethical? Why or why not?

APA format and must pass a plagiarizer check. 200-250 words

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