Every aspect of life plays an important role to my life, as I continue to understand about myself. Throughout the process of gathering informations about the three generations of my family, I have learned many new information regarding myself. Sometimes these information can become severe as the time passes, which can change my life in many different directions. With this being said, cancer and diabetes can play an important role in my life, according to my family genome. There are many aspects to genetics that can affect how a person is developed throughout their life. My development is due to my family’s values, beliefs, genetics, and traditions.
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I have known that many Hmong woman has taken the route of taking care of their families and not furthering their education. This turning point in my life have developed many traits that I have today: respect, courage, leadership, and hard-work. These character traits have shaped how I view the purpose of life.
My development throughout the years are from my family, friends, and experiences. My family affected my development by the traditions, values, and beliefs. By surrounding myself with positive people have helped me to become positive and continue to strive for success. And my experiences during the process of following my goals has affected me in multiple ways. For example, my parents who follows Hmong traditions believes that I should not continue my education in nutritions rather than take care of the family. This negative belief have motivated me to continue and follow what my passion is and do the unthinkable. As the time passed, my parents begin to realize that I am working hard on a goal that motivated me to mentally grow. With this being said, the result of this experience have shown me that I am in control of my life.
Although, my development of my beliefs and values were drastically influenced by my experiences, genetics also plays an important role in my development. The three generation family genome has made me aware of my health factors that can impact my future. These factors can be diabetes or cancer, since my
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An important aspect that one must look into with respect to personalized medicine is the family health history, which is an invaluable tool reflecting upon a person’s genetic risk factors
A strong family life, faith, and ambition characterize my development. A lot of who I am now can be attributed to the manner in which my parents raised me. I grew up in a devout Mormon household, so from a young age my parents instilled values of love, honesty, and kindness.
Genetics play a part in the development of a person, some genetics cause conditions such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Huntingdon’s, etc however some people are considered more at risk because of their genes to things like cancer, diabetes, heart disease etc these are not only influenced by genes but by the persons environment.
When I was given this ancestry project I automatically knew I wanted to figure out my family genetics and why I got cancer in the first place. I am the only child out of four in my family to get cancer. After digging into some history I found out that my mom, grandma, and uncle had cancer. It's weird how genetics work but I was basically doomed from the beginning. My grandma had breast cancer and had both her breasts removed. My uncle had stage four lung cancer and passed away shortly after diagnosis. And my mom had thyroid cancer only a few years ago and is a survivor. Since there is history of breast cancer in my family I had to get tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene, which is a mutated gene that is inherited from your family. This gene increases your risk of developing breast cancer to 50%, a one in two
My childhood was split over two different and unique cultures. This special upbringing presented me with challenges that lead me to continually reflect on my life and identity throughout my childhood. I had to adapt to different educational systems as my family moved back and forth between Syria and the United States. However, that only motivated me to work harder and seize the opportunities that surrounded me at every point of my life. I learned to treat obstacles and hardships as chances for growth and development.
Growing up in an agricultural environment, alongside a small community with a supportive family, I matured into a confident, determined individual with strong family values.
HC1: Personalized medicine is a relatively new practice that involves using a person’s genetics to make medical decisions about which direction to take in terms of disease prevention, treatment, and diagnosis (“Personalized medicine,” 2015). The practice of personalized medicine allows doctors to predict which diseases a certain individual may be susceptible to so that proper treatment less likely to harm the patient can be ensued. This could potentially be an incredible breakthrough in the field of science and medicine (“What is personalized”, n.d.).
Genetics is a field of science that has long been studied, but researchers and scientists have discovered a new branch that changes the way genetics and evolution has been looked at before. Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi skillfully describe this new subject in their book Super Genes. The book includes information on the history and discoveries of epigenetics, the changes the readers can make to unlock and harness the power of their genes, and the research and experiments that prove the benefits of those changes. Ultimately, the purpose of Super Genes is to inform the readers that they can control their own genes, despite preceding understandings of biological destinies, by making favorable lifestyle choices that leans towards the state of optimum health and well being.
Americans today are faced with a number of health issues, mainly as a result of poor diet, lack of exercise, and lifestyle choices; but, of course, genetics does play a part. My family, for example, has a history of several issues. My father suffers from diabetes and asthma, which my children have as well. My older sister and I both suffer from stress, which is most likely causing our chronic heartburn and my headaches; and, both my husband and I are borderline obese, which is a gateway disease to many others. While some of these issues are linked genetically, many of them are due to lifestyle, which can be viewed as both negative and positive. Negative because we brought these ailments onto ourselves, but positive because we can
Dr. Johanna Watson, renowned geneticist from the Mayo Clinic, stopped by our offices recently to explain the importance of getting regular physical check-ups and knowing one’s family’s medical history. In our interview with Dr. Watson, she explained that all of the questions your doctor asks are for a reason. She gave us a checklist of what you should know going into a physical exam and what questions you should ask your healthcare provider. Dr. Watson also shared her latest article, “Too Much [Information] Is Not Enough,” to explain why we should build our own family genetic profile in order to understand our own physiology.
My genetics have affected me in many important ways. Everyone has their own genetics and have inherited genes from their parents. Genetics are very important, they help define us. They can practically alter our whole appearance/actions if one more was given, or one less. Genes are to define who you are, such as eye color, (natural) hair color, etc.
The PBS video called “Epigenetics” brought to light some very interesting views. Through rats scientist have been able to see the works of epigenetics and believe that the finding have led to the idea that the change in genetics has the same effect on humans. The most interesting part of the video was that younger pairs of twins have very similar genes, but the older pairs of twin have more epigenetic difference in their genes. This validates the idea that the epigenetic difference in old twins is caused by environmental factors such as lifestyle choices. The idea also alludes to the idea that our parents and grandparents healthy and epigenetics may affect my heath and my children’s health. This leads to the inclination that my child’s health
The sequencing of the human genome has a new approach to health care in regards to promotion, maintenance, and treatment. Genetic research is defined as a new approach to a better understanding of the genetic components of common diseases: Cancer, diabetes, stroke, and creating new gene-based technologies for screening, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of both rare and common diseases. Nurses are a main aspect within the first line of care, and therefore will contribute fully in genetic-based and genomic-based practice activities such as collecting family history, obtaining informed consent for genetic testing, and administering gene-based therapies. Lea, D, (January 31, 2008). My paper is based on an article Genomics in the public
There has been a lot of scientific research done into genetics, genetic crosses and inheritance enabling us to understand why we have the certain characteristics and traits that we do, how we inherited them and how we can pass them on. It’s because of this research that we can understand and learn about our genetic makeup and why it effects the way we are.
No one can’t meet a family like mine’s. My family is well diversified. Every family member plays an important role in all my family’s lives. In my family, there are four people: my father, my mother, my little brother and me. My father is one who brings money home and is also responsible for organizing and planning family trips. My mother is the one who is in charge for making meals and makes sure everyone eats at the appropriate times. My little brother is the pet of the family. He actually doesn’t have any responsibilities, for he’s the pet. I am the rock of support in my family. I always go beyond my parents’ expectations. I also support my younger cousins and little brother, by being a role model that they can look up to. Another