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Achondroplasia 2

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Achondroplasia : Also known as chondrodystrophia fetalis[1], achondroplasia is a genetic defect that prevents the transformation of cartilage to bone, resulting in dwarfism. For more on achondroplasia, follow the links below.








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  1. Source : http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/941280-overview
  2. Image sources : http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/09/alg_little_people.jpg http://www.digitaljournal.com/img/8/9/9/i/5/3/5/o/LittlePeople.jpg http://www.utahlittlepeople.org/photo_gallery/2008pic/Lava/IMG_0255.JPG http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/little-couple/images/little-people-just-married-intro.jpg http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-557762/Tiny-teenager-India-smallest-girl-world.html http://www.tjhsst.edu/~jleaf/disability/jweb/JWEB.HTM

Comments (26)

rryoung@... said

at 8:08 am on Oct 29, 2009

Good use of footnote. Add: color - need some pizazz, pictures, maybe a video link

rryoung@... said

at 2:18 pm on Oct 30, 2009

Remember to put footnotes in MLA format.

Emely Richardson said

at 8:56 am on Nov 4, 2009

I liked the Genetic Basis page. The Punnent Squares showing the kids possibilty of inheriting the disease were great. I think the front page could be a little more exciting, pictures and color could have been added.

Joseph Wells said

at 8:56 am on Nov 4, 2009

I liked the links to all the other pages at the bottom of each page. It made the sight very navicable.

Clinton Blose said

at 9:12 am on Nov 4, 2009

I like the characteristics page the best. It has a good graph and the other real pictures shows the information well.

Alex Gregory said

at 10:21 am on Nov 4, 2009

I like the Punnett Squares on the Genetic Basis page. They really help to show the possibilities of someone having Achondroplasia.

Jamie Milligan said

at 3:09 pm on Nov 4, 2009

I found your punnet squares (as everyone else has said) Very helpful, also I like how your information is easy to understand

Aaron Nehamkin said

at 9:31 pm on Nov 4, 2009

The Punnett square was a great model for understanding how Achondroplasia is inherited. Great Job!

Saumya Nagar said

at 9:37 pm on Nov 4, 2009

Great job! I didn't know about a lot of the health problems that came with dwarfism. The physical characteristics page also was extremely detailed and easy to comprehend. The punnet squares both made a lot of sense as to how the condition is handed down through generations.

Kiran Bassi said

at 8:50 am on Nov 5, 2009

I found the Punnett squares really helpful in how to determine if someone has Achondroplasia. There was also a lot of information on your pages that helped me understand the health problems that are associated with Achondroplasia.

Cole Brandt said

at 8:53 am on Nov 5, 2009

Very user friendly and easily navigable. Also, good selection of pics and diagrams

Cara Maher said

at 8:57 am on Nov 5, 2009

Knowing which chomosome the disorder is on, is really helpful.

Michael Burns said

at 9:06 am on Nov 5, 2009

There is good information on the genetics, and visual aid of the symptoms helped as well.

Leigh Anderson said

at 9:09 am on Nov 5, 2009

Your website is very well organized. It was really helpful to go to any page I wanted without having to go back to the home page. All of your pages were full of great information, and your pictures really helped to explain the material.

Emily Buis said

at 9:12 am on Nov 5, 2009

Your wiki helped me learn a lot about achondroplasia. It was very easy to understand and navigate and provided a lot of information that was easy to find.

Chelsea Johnson said

at 9:14 am on Nov 5, 2009

I'm so glad everyone likes our page! :D Thanks!

Alex Burgan said

at 9:36 am on Nov 5, 2009

Good job at explaining achondroplasia. I especially liked the "Living With Dwarfism" page. It really showed how people living with dwarfism don't necessarily look down on their disorder, but instead see it as a way of life.

Cara Maher said

at 9:38 am on Nov 5, 2009

It was interesting to learn that the disorder is dominate. It is odd to know that if just one parent has the disorder, the child has a high probablility of getting it too.

Aaron Nehamkin said

at 9:39 am on Nov 5, 2009

I thought it was neat how you discussed the LPA; it's cool that there is an organization dedicated to people with achondroplasia.

Emely Richardson said

at 9:40 am on Nov 5, 2009

I liked the Genetic Basis page. The Punnent Squares showing the kids possibilty of inheriting the disease were great. I think the front page could be a little more exciting, pictures and color could have been added. I also found it very interesting that there are so many different types of surgical procedures to reduce the symptoms caused by the disease.

Audra Cokain said

at 9:41 am on Nov 5, 2009

It's interesting to learn that obesity is a factor of Achondroplasia. Also, i figured the birth rates would be a lot higher than 1 in 14,000 to 40,000. I like this project a lot. :)

Alex Gregory said

at 9:43 am on Nov 5, 2009

I didn't know before that Achondroplasia increases someone's chance of being obese. Also, I didn't know that when people are born with Achondroplasia they have increased chances of having a serious form of apnea.

Leigh Anderson said

at 9:45 am on Nov 5, 2009

The Living with Dwarfism page was a great idea. You were able to incorporate support information with popular culture. The television show you listed and linked were a clever way to show how people with dwarfism can live normal lives.
The characterisics of dwarfism also took me by surprise. I wasn't aware that features such as their hands and faces were commonly deformed.

Cheryl Twyman said

at 9:45 am on Nov 5, 2009

It was really sad to find out that many babies with the disease die from sleep apnea. Though many people with achondroplasia have it, babies are not able to deal with it. It was also interesting to read about the people living with it. The fact that some people even have shows is cool, because it allows the population to see that they really are normal and can lead normal lives.

Mariah Jones said

at 9:48 am on Nov 5, 2009

I thought the wiki was very well done. I liked the health problem \s that you included. Especially with the respiratiory system. just the idea of not breathing for periods of time just becuase of the built up pressure on the barinstem scares me. It might have been helpful if you put a a video explaining how that is to get a better overview for it though.

Amanda Lengerich said

at 9:54 am on Nov 5, 2009

It was interesting how achrondoplasia causes other health problems. I never knew it would affect other things such as respiratory problems and obesity. I liked the the living with dwarfism page too. Its so great that these people can live normal lives, I dont know how well I would be able to handle it though.

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