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  • Name: Genetic disorders
  • Code: B.3.9.B.5
  • Specification Reference: N/A
  • Keywords: Disorders, genetic, polydactyl
  • Objectives: To know certain disorders are inherited due to certain alleles being passed to offspring. To understand that cystic fibrosis is a disorder that affects cell membranes and is only passed on if both parents have the faulty allele. To appreciate the economic, social and ethical issues surrounding the screening of embryos.
  • Competency: Describe the inherited disorders polydactyly and cystic fibrosis.
  • Proficiency: Use genetic cross diagrams to explain inheritance and carriers.
  • Mastery: Make informed judgements about the economic, social and ethical issues concerning embryo screening.

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