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This libGuide is for Ms. Bouchard's 7th grade science class
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Genetics Disease Project

Create a tri-fold brochure for a doctor’s office waiting room. The brochure should provide patients with information about one of the genetic disorders listed below.

The brochure should be creative as well as informative. You want people to pick it up and read through it. Be sure to include accurate, up-to-date information and graphics that illustrate important ideas. You should reference at least four sources of information on a separate “works cited” page to hand in along with your brochure. (Google DOES NOT count)

Disease Topics:

  • Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Albinism, oculocutaneous, Alzheimer Disease, familial, type 5 Angleman Syndrome
  • Burkitt’s Lymphoma
  • Cat Eye Syndrome
  • Cri-du-chat (Cat’s Cry Syndrome)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • DiGeorge Syndrome
  • Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Edwards Syndrome
  • Fabry Disease
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hemophilia B
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Jacobson Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Monsomy 9p or Alfi’s Syndrome
  • Mytonic Dystrophy (Steinert Disease)
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Patau Syndrome or Trisomy 13
  • PKU
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Rentinitis pigementosa
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Smith-Magenis Syndrome
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome
  • Wolrf Hirschhorn Syndrome

Pick a disease from the above list.


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  • Center for Disease Control
    This page features an A to Z index for diseases and conditions.
  • Teens' Health
    Information about health topics for teens. Run a search query for your subject.
  • National Library of Medicine
    Click on this link to get to the A to Z index from the National Library of Medicine, offered by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
  • An Online Catalog of Human Genes and Genetic Disorders
    An Online Catalog of Human Genes and Genetic Disorders
  • National Center for Biotechnology Information
    The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.
  • Genetic Alliance
    Genetic Alliance is one of the world’s leading nonprofit health advocacy organizations.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a United States non-profit medical research organization based in Chevy Chase, Maryland. It was founded by the American businessman Howard Hughes in 1953. It is one of the largest private funding organizations for biological and medical research in the United States. Search the site using the search box in the upper right corner.
  • National Institute of Health Office of Rare Diseases
    The Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center is a program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and it provides the public with access to current, reliable, and easy-to-understand information about rare or genetic diseases.

Books on Genetic Diseases

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Human Genetics
Call Number: 599.93 HOD
ISBN: 9780816066827
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Provides an introduction to the field of human genetics, from its historical roots to recent discoveries in and out of the laboratory. This book is available both as a print book and as an eBook by clicking on the title above.

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The Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects - Mark D. Ludman; James Wynbrandt
Call Number: REF 616 WYN
ISBN: 9780816063963
Publication Date: 2008-02-01
Contains alphabetically arranged entries that describe more than one thousand genetic disorders and birth defects, each with information on the condition's prognosis, prevalence, mode of inheritance, availability of carrier screening and prenatal diagnosis, and additional data.


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