State in general terms how the listed disorders differ from disorders we previously discussed like CF and Sickle cell anemia. By what mechanisms do these disorders arise? Choose one of the following disorders to focus on. As usual, do not be redundant with other posts (no more than two people may post on the same topic). If more than one person posts on the same disorder, new information and new sources must be present in the second post. Discuss the mechanisms that lead to the following disorders, the specific conditions that these people experience and the long-term prognosis for those who inherit one of these disorders.
As in Discussion 4, take the voice of one of the following people:
The affected individual
A parent of the affected individual
A doctor advising the parents after amniocentesis or chorionic villi sampling has shown that their fetus has the disorder.
Down Syndrome (trisomy 21)
Down Syndrome (translocation)
XYY or XYYY
Fragile X syndrome
Acute myelogenous leukemia