Genes are the individual units of DNA, the building blocks of life. When mistakes or mutations occur, they can cause genetic disorders. Hereditary, or germline mutation, can be passed on from generation to generation. Acquired, or somatic mutation, may be caused by environmental stress.
Use reference and circulating library books for background information. Journal articles and some information on the web will help you round out your report.
Your assignment is to design a PowerPoint presentation to describe and discuss a specific genetic disorder. The information will be presented orally in class and the PowerPoint slides will be added to the e-classroom. You are encouraged to use this web site and Chapter 15 in the text.
The following criteria will be used to evaluate your presentation:
You will be working in teams of two. Each person must participate in all aspects of the assignment. Do NOT split the work into research and presentation. Each person must take part in the research and the oral presentation.
The following points must be included in your slides and oral presentation:
|Achondroplasia||Fragile X||Phenylketonuria (PKU)|
|Color Blindness (Color Vision Deficiency)||Galactosemia||Prader-Willi Syndrome|
|Cri du Chat||Hemophilia||Progeria|
|Cystic Fibrosis||Huntington's Disease||Sickle Cell Disease|
|Diabetes Mellitus||Klinefelter Syndrome||Tay Sachs|
|Down's Syndrome||Marfan Syndrome||Triple X Syndrome|
|Fanconi Anemia||Muscular Dystrophy (Duchenne's)||Turner's Syndrome|