“Get over it”

The assignment was for the students to take on the role of a genetic counselor.  They were assigned a karyotype with a chromosomal abnormality and had to write a letter to the parents of said child.  I found this one particularly funny.  He seems to not only have plagiarized but also plagiarized material that doesn’t even pertain to the assignment.  Particularly in-depth information about undescended testicles.  I have changed nothing from the original paper the student handed in.  I have bolded some of the more humorous parts.  Enjoy.

Dear, Susan & Jeff

We have recently found out your child has Edward syndrome it’s a condition caused by a extra chromosome defect.  Your child will only have 90 days to live we tried to find something to cure it or to treat it but we seemed to have not found anything, were so sorry for this tradgedy in your life.  And we also found out that the Edward syndrome is most likely to show up in baby girls more than baby boys.  And the extra chromosome is the 18th & the risk of your child having this syndrome is 1;4053.
And the characteristics of a kid with Edward syndrome is small jaws, muscle disorder and eyes spread farey apart clenched fists.  Also we can treat the syndrome by giving the child feeding tubes and making sure the child is taking care of 24-7 hours a day.  But all we can do is hope that your child will survive to tell the story how they overcame this problem in their life.  And if you want to know more about how your child got the Edward syndrome we can show you how.
Also I’m so sorry for what’s going on in your kids life Jeff & Susan but I’m sure if you give us about 3 to 4 months we could find a cure for your child’s condition to be fixed. And the causes are
undescended testicles are fairly common in premature infants.  They occur in about 3-4% of full-term infants.  In most cases the testicles descend by the time the child is 9 months old.
Once the testicle has been discovered in the scrotum, it is generally considered descended even if it is temporarily pulled back (retracted) on a later examination.
Sometimes a condition called retractile testes will develop.  In this condition, the health care provider can sometimes locate the testicles and sometimes not.
This occurs because of the strength of the muscle reflex (cremasteric reflex) that retracts the testicles and the small size of the testicles before puberty.  In this instance, the testicles descend at puberty.  This is considered a type of normal. Surgical correction is not needed.
Testicles that do no descend by the time the child is 1 year old should be carefully evaluated.  Students suggest that surgery should be done by this age to confirm the diagnosis and to reduce the changes of permanent damage to the testicles.
Testicles that do no naturally descent into the scrotum are considered abnormal.  These undescended testicles have an increased likelihood of developing cancer, regardless of whether or not they are brought down into the scrotum.
Bringing the testicle into the scrotum maximizes sperm production and increases the odds of good fertility.  It also allows examination for early detection of testicular cancer.
In other cases, such as vanished testis, no testicle may be found, even during a surgical procedure.  This may be due to a problem that occured while the baby was still developing in the mother.   It may be present at birth (congenital).  We hope you feel better and get over this.

Sincerely (signature)


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