Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects
HOW DO WE INHERIT OUR BIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS?
- Here you can find a wealth of helpful information about your
Netscape software and how to overcome any problems you might
encounter with it.
- Finding what you want on the Internet can be like looking for
a needle in a haystack. Online search tools help you track down
whatever it is you're looking for.
The following exercises were designed to help you understand human
genetic diseases, including the medical facts, diagnosis, probable
course of the disorder, and the available management. While these
exercises are, of course, optional, you are strongly encouraged to
for Reporting and Writing about People with Disabilities
- The University of Kansas and other national associations have
endorsed a set of clear guidelines to help you make better
choices in terms of language and portrayal. The "Guidelines"
explain preferred terminology and offer suggestions for
appropriate ways to describe people with disabilities.
- This represents an effort by the National Cancer Institute and
the National Center for Human Genome Research to provide basic
information about gene testing and key genetic concepts. This
booklet also provides answers to a number of frequently asked
questions about the science, potential benefits, and potential
risks of gene testing.
Counseling: Coping with the Human Impact of Genetic Disease
Consultation/Counseling: The Process
- Describes what they do and how they do it.
Testing-Health Care Issues: An Interview with Dr. Neil Holzman
- An excerpt from an interview with Dr. Neil Holzman that took
place at the "Winding Your Way through DNA" symposium at the
University of California, San Francisco in 1992. Dr. Holzman is an
M.D. and a health policy expert.
Conditions/Rare Conditions: Support Groups & Information
- Medical Genetics, University of Kansas Medical Center
professionals, educators, or individuals seeking information on
genetic conditions or birth defects may find this list helpful;
find additional information through the national and the
international organizations listed below; or contact a genetic
counselor or clinical geneticist.
Home Page--Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
- This database is a catalog of human genes and genetic
disorders authored and edited by Dr. Victor A. McKusick and his
colleagues at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere, and developed for the
World Wide Web by NCBI, the National Center for Biotechnology
Information. The database contains textual information, pictures,
and reference information.
Genetics, an interactive computer program which covers the
main concepts of genetics
Counseling, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
- The Virtual
Hospital uses the World Wide Web (WWW) software
technology to store, organize, and distribute multimedia textbooks
including the Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services.
Primer on Molecular Genetics
- This primer was prepared by Denise Casey (Human Genome
Management Information System - Oak Ridge National Laboratory) for
the1991-92 DOE Human Genome Program Report.
Page for Genetic Professionals
- Information for genetic professionals at the University of
Kansas Medical Center is updated regularly for genetic counselors,
clinical geneticists, and medical geneticists with links to a
variety of clinical, research and educational resources.
- Genetics &
- The National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) in Santa Fe,
New Mexico is assembling educational and informational resources
for the public, physicians and other professionals. This
information is selected to help the public direct and make
informed decisions about genetic information, technology and
services. It is also selected to help industry and policymakers
guide the application of genetic research and biotechnology. .
& Ethicists Mentor Network
- Teachers and students can send questions to professionals in
genetics, law, public policy, and ethics.
High School, Dolton, Illinois.
Handbook of Engaged
Learning Projects sponsored by
Fermi National Accelerator
Laboratory Education Office
and Friends of
Fermilab. Funded by the
North Central Regional Technology
in Education Consortium based at the
Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL).
Updated: July 1, 1997