Genetic Diseases

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Your Genes, Your Health
http://www.yourgenesyourhealth.org/
A multimedia guide to specific individual genetic disorders from the Dolan DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Learn about genetic disorders with this cool multimedia guide that explores causes, symptoms, and more.

Just What is a Genetic Disorder? Genetic Sciences Learning Center
http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/units/disorders/whataregd/
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics. University of Utah. Discusses and gives examples of four types of genetic disorders: (Chromosome Abnormalities, Single-Gene Disorders, Multifactorial Disorders, Mitochondrial Disorders) in language that is easy to understand.

Genetic and Rare Conditions Site
http://www.kumc.edu/gec/support/
Medical Genetics, University of Kansas Medical Center. Alphabetical listing of links to lay advocacy groups, support groups, information on genetic conditions and birth defects for professionals, educators and individuals.

Noah - Genetic Disorders
http://www.noah-health.org/en/genetic/
NOAH (New York Online Access to Health) Includes a section on "What are genetic diseases" and links to a large list of genetic disorders (not all of the links work, but the ones that do are good and reliable.)

NORD (National Association of Rare Disorders) Index of Rare Diseases
http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html
The National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. is a federation of more than 140 nonprofit health organizations serving people with rare disorders and disabilities. Search this site by specific condition for information and support groups. (Language may be advanced for some students)

Mayo Clinic - Diseases and Infections
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/DiseasesIndex/DiseasesIndex
click on letter of the alphabet for a long list of topics

Yahoo! Health > Diseases and Conditions > Genetic Disorders
http://dir.yahoo.com/Health/Diseases_and_Conditions/Genetic_Disorders
Includes an alphabetical list of links to genetic disorders.

Open Directory Project: Health: Conditions & Diseases: Genetic Disorders
http://dmoz.org/Health/Conditions_and_Diseases/Genetic_Disorders/
Includes an alphabetical list of links to genetic disorders.

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updated 08-29-11
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