Meiosis, the kind of cell reproduction in which parent cells pass genetic traits to their offspring, is typically an accurate process. Mistakes in the process, known as mutations, are rare, and not all mutations lead to changes in an organism. Some mutations, however, have significant negative effects. Genetic mutations during meiosis have produced human diseases such as hemophilia, sickle cell anemia, and cystic fibrosis. Since abnormalities in the genome cause these diseases, any true cure must address a person’s genetic makeup. Amazingly, scientists are exploring ways to change human genes to treat these diseases. For this week’s Discussion, you conduct research to identify and learn about a genetic disease that interests you. You explore current treatments for the disease, as well as treatments under development. Then, you recommend a promising treatment based on your analysis.
The genetic disease I chose is Sickle-cell anemia
Post a recommendation (at least two paragraphs long) for a promising treatment of the genetic disease you selected. The recommendation should include:
- A brief description of the genetic disease and how it occurs
- An explanation of the treatment you selected
- Reasons why this treatment is particularly promising
- References to at least two sources outside of the Required Resources
- All references cited in APA format