Miner Genetic Disease Project

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Oct 23, 2013 (3 years and 5 months ago)

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Miner Genetic Disease Project

As part of recently elected President Bill Gates plans to implement the Human Genome Project he has
established a panel of scientists, doctors, and giants of industry


to review genetic diseases and submit a
list of those that

they feel are worthy of being funded to find gene therapies for the disease. You have
been chosen to present information about your disease to this esteemed panel.


I. Research a Genetic Disease


Your group has

been given

the name of a genetic disease. Yo
u are the
only

group

in your class with this
genetic disease. You need to research this disease to find the following information:

1.

Signs and symptoms of the disease

2.

Mode of inheritance.

3.

Incidence of the disease in the population

4.

Is testing for presence
of this gene available or screening currently done for this disorder?

5.

What therapies are available? (traditional therapy or gene therapy)

6.

What are the ethical considerations concerning testing and screening for this disorder?

7.

Create a genetic pedigree sh
owing three generations.

II. Prepare Your Presentation


Write the results of your research in
on a poster paper
. This
poster

must be include all of the above
information

and needs to include references of where your information was obtained. The
poster

is
due

Thursday November 15
th

(Periods 3 & 5) or Friday November 16
th

(Periods 2
, 4, & 6
)
.
NO LATE
PROJECTS

WILL BE ACCEPTED.


References to get you started:

Internet Resources
: Below are some web sites that may be valuable in finding information about
your

assigned genetic disease. Click on the blue words to go to each site. Note: Each web site may
have information about most genetic
diseases;

some have information about only specific genetic
diseases. You will need to search to find which is appropriate fo
r your topic.

o

National Center for Biotechnology Information


o

Genetic Disease Information

from the Human Genome Project

o


March of Dimes, Birth Defects
. This page has several genetic diseases described.

o

Online Mendelian Inheritance
.

This is a searchable index. You can type in the name of
your genetic disease to get some information.

o

You may also use the general search engines available such as
Google
. Use the advanced
link to
further define

y
our search efforts.