Discuss gene article
1. Describe in your own words what lamin proteins are, what Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy is, and how the two are related. (Note, these are described in PlayPosit Lecture 7 as well as in the article)
2. Describe in your own words how Jill Viles and Priscilla Lopes-Schliep could have mutations in the same gene, but different/opposite phenotypic traits as a result of those mutations.
3. What is a “multifactorial disease”? What has genetic research in recent decades shown us about the “one gene = one disease” paradigm for understanding the etiology (cause) of genetic diseases?
4. It is difficult to secure funding for research and treatment/drug development for rare genetic diseases (described here: https://centerforhealthjournalism.org/fellowships/projects/look-how-rare-disease-research-getting-funded (Links to an external site.) ). What are your thoughts about this, and what are some potential solutions? How should society deal with this issue?
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