Trisomy 5p Biology Lab Report

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Trisomy 5 P +-
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Biology
Dr. C. Belin
May 8, 2014

Trisomy 5p +-
When my son was born, May 17, 1993, I did not know nor did I understand what was going on inside of him and why was he born with two heart murmurs; one in the ASD and one in the VSD, lungs were filled with fluid, under birth weight (5 lbs 12 oz), his ears were lower on one side than the other, and he sounded like a cat when he cried. At Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, FL., they EVAC him and there was a genetics working there named Dr. Linda Pollack.
Dr. Pollack came in and said, “I need to take some blood from you and your husband so we can test the blood to find out why Joseph was born the way he was.” Of, course we wanted to know why
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The duplicated portion of 5p (Trisomy) is due to a rearrangement involving other chromosomes. These individuals have a variable phenotype depending on which chromosome is involved, the size of the duplication and whether there is loss of material from the same or another chromosome. There are rare cases with an isolated duplication of 5p. These individuals have less variability. The variability that does appear is due to the size and location of the …show more content…
That was a lot to absorb all at one time. Dr. Pollack told us not to worry too much about Joseph, but to concentrate on him getting the love and support he needs to live. But she did break it down for us and said, on the fifth chromosome a piece of the short arm (p) appears three times instead of two. What she believed happened was it broke off, reattached itself and proceeded to grow another chromosome in the same place. There are some children that have a deleted or an extra piece of genetic material, but not both. As far as we can tell, Joseph is the only child that has both plus and minus. Talking about

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