You can draw your genogram either by hand, or you can use any word processing program to create graphics. Investigate how sickle cell trait can affect the offspring of the Jones family.
Mr. Jones is 57-year-old and is a carrier of sickle cell trait; his wife Ms. Jones is 50 years, and she also has sickle cell trait. Use the following questions to guide your genogram. Limit your genogram to 3 generations
How many of the children might be born with sickle cell disease?
How many percent of their children might not be affected?
How many percent might have the sickle cell trait?
Requirements: Depending on the question ask
- How many children might be born with sickle cell disease?
25% of the children might be born with sick cell diseases. This is illustrated from a homologous chromosome pair for each parent. In the genetic diagram below, it is represented by SS.