Tuesday, November 23, 2010

P2, P4, P7-Breast Cancer in Men - DUE NOV 25-30

Investigate the rate of breast cancer in men compared to that of females. Find out the latest large news on breast cancer in men.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

P2,P4,P7 - Genographic Project

Go to the genographic project atlas at https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/lan/en/atlas.html. Click on the 10,000 B.C. tab so that the migration routes of Y-chromosomes and mitochondrial DNA ancestors show up. Click on different routes that may reflect your ancestors migratory paths or if you found any resemblance with yourself or a family member. Record the haplogroups represented and the description of the traveling endeavors of that genetic marker. Write it in your comment to the blog by answering the following questions.
QUESTION 1: Which haplogroup(s) best describes your ascendant?
QUESTION 2: Describe the haplogroup and its distribution along time? (don’t copy-paste; give a succinct explanation of what you read)
QUESTION 3: How old is that haplogroup?
QUESTION 4: How would you make sure that you actually carry a marker for that haplogroup?
QUESTION 5: How much would it cost that test? (you will need to search this site at “your genetic journey” at https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/lan/en/journey.html, and do a Google search such as “checking ancestry DNA”, to compare costs).
QUESTION 6: What is the cost of genetic predisposition tests? (you will need to search the web for something like “checking disease DNA” and look at different companies)