17 peer reviewed articles to be used for the essay.
The essay should discuss the phenotype and the incidence of the disease, a brief history of identification of the disease gene responsible, the mode of inheritance and types of mutations involved, how the function of the gene(s) fits with the observed phenotype and the mode of inheritance, current treatment or therapies available. These all should make up 60-65% of the essay. The rest of the essay should discuss any other information of relevance to the disease such as recent discoveries related to the disease or mutational mechanism, or potential future treatments, or significance of population genetics, or ethics relating to prenatal diagnosis or stem cell therapies, or genome-wide studies. One or two of these points should be discussed in 35-40% essays.
Note: ensure the essay is referenced appropriately and accurately