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
the name of a genetic disease. Yo
u are the
in your class with this
genetic disease. You need to research this disease to find the following information:
Signs and symptoms of the disease
Mode of inheritance.
Incidence of the disease in the population
Is testing for presence
of this gene available or screening currently done for this disorder?
What therapies are available? (traditional therapy or gene therapy)
What are the ethical considerations concerning testing and screening for this disorder?
Create a genetic pedigree sh
owing three generations.
II. Prepare Your Presentation
Write the results of your research in
on a poster paper
must be include all of the above
and needs to include references of where your information was obtained. The
Thursday November 15
(Periods 3 & 5) or Friday November 16
, 4, & 6
WILL BE ACCEPTED.
References to get you started:
: Below are some web sites that may be valuable in finding information about
assigned genetic disease. Click on the blue words to go to each site. Note: Each web site may
have information about most genetic
some have information about only specific genetic
diseases. You will need to search to find which is appropriate fo
r your topic.
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Genetic Disease Information
from the Human Genome Project
March of Dimes, Birth Defects
. This page has several genetic diseases described.
Online Mendelian Inheritance
This is a searchable index. You can type in the name of
your genetic disease to get some information.
You may also use the general search engines available such as
. Use the advanced
our search efforts.