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Lewis & Clark Library: Human Genetic Disorders Projects

Human Genetic Disorders Overview

For this assignment, you will be given the chance to pick a specific human genetic disorder and find relevant information to share with your classmates at a later date.

  1. You will pick the disorder to research using your last name initial as shown below:
  • If your last name begins with A-K, you will choose a topic from Column A below: If your last name begins with L-Z, you will choose a topic from Column B below:

    Achondroplasia (Dwarfism)
    Albinism Celiac Syndrome Cystic Fibrosis
    Cri du Chat Syndrome
    Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)
    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Polycystic Kidney Disease
    Marfan Syndrome
    Lou Gehrig Disease
    Tourette Syndrome
    Trisomy X
    Turner Syndrome
    Usher Syndrome
    Maple Syrup Urine
  1. You will be responsible for creating a short (3-5 minute) presentation that explains important information about your disorder. (*make sure that you can pronounce the name of the disorder!).
  2. You will be presenting to three other people in a small group – you will not be expected to present in front of the entire class.
  3. Use the graphic organizer in your assignment to guide your research and answers!

Places to Search

These are the links you should use to research your topic.


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