My Genes Don't Fit Right!

My Genes Don't Fit Right! is a catchy children's story about the genetics that make up inherited diseases. The story dives into the mechanisms behind diseases such as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy to serve as examples of Mendelian inheritance, or dominant and recessive inheritance patterns. Children will learn that diseases such as these do not make their genes "broken", but actually contribute to the best version of himself/herself!

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Abagail McKernan is a second year undergraduate majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Genetics and Biotechnology with a minor in Spanish on the Pre-Med track. She currently works in the London Lab studying the effects of various genetic mutations of specific genes and their effects on the molecular pathways that cause certain cardiac arrhythmias. In addition to her studies, Abagail enjoys participating in various clubs, including the Personal Genome Learning Center and Dance Marathon, and exploring Iowa City. After graduation, Abagail hopes to attend medical school to expand upon her passion for genetics, cardiology, and patient care.