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Library Books on Genetic Disorders
The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders by
Call Number: REF 616 GAL
Publication Date: 2001-10-31
"The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders provides clear, complete information on generic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.
The Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects by
Call Number: REF 616.042 WYN
Publication Date: 1999-11-01
Praise for the previous edition: ...well-written...gives excellent background on genetic problems."School Library Journal Medical knowledge of genetics has witnessed advances affecting the detection
Web Sites for Genetic Diseases
Learn Genetics @ Utah.edu
The complex subject of genetic disorders is broken down into understandable terms for students at this site provided by the Genetic Science Learning Center. The site begins with a definition of genetic disorders, along with the four types of disorders and a sample disease for each type. A discussion of chromosome structure and the prediction of genetic disorders follows. Also provided is information about genetic counselors and newborn genetic screening, with links to genetic counselor resources. The final page explains additional details about mutations and their connection to genetic disorders.
Specific Genetic Disorders
The NHGRI divides its study of genetic disorders into three headings: specific genetic disorders, rare and orphan diseases, and rare hereditary genetic disorders. Students can learn about thirteen different specific genetic disorders, including breast cancer, cystic fibrosis, and Huntington's disease. The rare and orphan diseases studied are Duane Syndrome, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and trimethylaminuria. ALPS and Pallister-Hall Syndrome are part of the hereditary disorders. Additional resources include a talking genetic glossary, and a disease information center for genetic and rare diseases.
Types of Genetic Disorders
The role that genes play in many human disorders is explained in this eBook. Explore different rare Mendelian disorders and see how these diseases can provide insight into gene function and possible gene therapies. Learn about polygenetic disorders and polygenetic inheritance and examine different types of chromosomal diseases. Chromosomal abnormalities and cancer cytogenetics is discussed and more complex genetic diseases are explained. Find out about new ways to identify the genes that contribute to complex disease.
Search Science in Context for more info on specific genetic disorders
Video on Genetic Disorders