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Genetic Disease Report

Unfortunately, genetic diseases affect Americans all too often. It is often caused
by some mutation in the DNA on a gene. The location of that mutation on the
chromosome often depends on the severity of the genetic disease. Below is a list of
several different types of genetic diseases. It is your job to create a power point on your
specific disease. The following things need to be included into your report:

Slide 1
 Name
 Class period, teacher name(s)
 Name of genetic disease
Slide 2
 How do people get your disease?
 What chromosome has the genetic mutation for your disease?
 What age group is affected by your disease?
 Include pictures (at least two)
Slide 3
 What are the symptoms of your disease? (Symptoms = coughing, watery eyes,
head ache, etc.)
 What are the treatments for your disease?
 What type of medication is a person required to take?
 Include pictures (at least two)
Slide 4
 Name 3 interesting facts about the disease
 Include pictures (at least two)
Slide 5
 Provide a video clip that discusses the genetic disease
 Video should be no more than 10 minutes! **Make sure that it is appropriate**
Slide 6 & 7 (summary)
 Explain how the disease affects a person’s life.
 What is the latest research on the disease?

**Note: Each student should have more than 7 slides due to the amount information you will find! **
Circle the chosen genetic disorder.
1. Colorblindness
2. Huntington’s Disease
3. Glaucoma
4. Turner’s Syndrome
5. Angelmen Syndrome
6. Sickle Cell Anemia
7. Tourette Syndrome
8. Tay Sachs Disease
9. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
10. Prader-Willi Syndrome
11. Down’s Syndrome
12. Cystic Fibrosis
13. Klinefelter
14. Albinism
15. Hemophilia/Bleeding Disorders
16. Patau Syndrome

17. Hypercholesterolemia
18. Rett’s Syndrome
19. Ankylosing Apondylitis
20. Apert syndrome
21. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
22. Fragile X Syndrome
23. Autism
24. Cri du Chat Syndrome
25. Wilson Disease
26. Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
27. Progeria
28. Parkinson’s Disease
29. Gaucher Disease
30. Crohn’s Disease