Question 1: Third Place


As Anthony pointed out in his essay, it is impossible to watch television without being bombarded with commercials about disease and genetics. Therefore, Anthony writes, "It is critical that students . . . learn about Mendel, alleles, and inheritance patterns in order to better understand how genetic diseases are passed down from generation to generation." Anthony argues that the concepts of Mendelian inheritance are still relevant to modern medicine by citing examples of genetic counseling and drug development.