Sickle Cell Disease and Journal Presentations

Sickle Cell trait is an extremely common blood polymorphism.

What explains sickle cell’s high frequency in sub-saharan Africa?

Reading: Human Red Blood Cell Polymorphisms (Click on the full text icon, and then the pdf link. Let me know if you have trouble and I will email you the pdf)

Lecture on Polymorphisms

Journal Presentation Assignments:

Groups 4-6 will present next week September 28th

Groups 1-3 will present October 5th

Group 4 – Effects of Artificial Light

Group 5 – Possible function of the appendix. Biofilms & the appendix

Group 6 – Factor V Leiden. Factor V Leiden Mutation

Group 1 – osteoporosis, an evolutionary hypothesis. osteoporosis

Group 2 – Psychosis and infection

Group 3 – Bioactivites in Diet of Chimpanzees

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