The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders
by Tracie Moy; Laura Avery; Gale (Editor)
Call Number: R 616.042 G151Av
Publication Date: 2016-04-29
A revision of the 2010 edition, this three-volume set is a unique source for information on diseases and conditions of genetic origin. The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders serves as an informative, accessible source of information on genetic disorders and common genetic concepts and practices. It avoids medical jargon, using language laypersons can understand while still providing thorough coverage of each disorder and concept.
Some diseases/disorders come from the environment. For example, diseases like the flu or HIV are caused by viruses that cause infection within a person. Other disorders are due to mistakes in genes. A person can be born with such disorders. This unit project focuses on how genetics affects humans directly to cause these diseases. Many people are affected by genetic disorders; you may even have some family members or friends with some of these diseases. Choose a disorder that affects someone you know or that intrigues you because it is strange or interesting. The goal is to research the disorder and orally present information plus recent research using a PowerPoint slide presentation
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