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Genetics: Inherited Blood Diseases

Learn about the genetics of inherited blood diseases. Find out how genes can produce errors and pass on effected genes from parents to their offspring. The following web sites discuss sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, Huntington’s disease, cystic fibrosis, and phenylketonuria (PKU). Learn how people live with and treat these blood disorders. There are link to eThemes resources on DNA and Punnett squares.


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This site has information about several genetic diseases such as: sickle cell disease, hemophilia, Huntington's disease, cystic fibrosis, and phenylketonuria (PKU). Use a computer mouse to roll over icon and read information on selected diseases. Click on the "What Causes it?" and "How is it Inherited?" links at the right for interactive learning about the diseases. Pages are illustrated with animations of blood cells, chromosome, and Punnett squares. Include a glossary of terms.
Learn about sickle cell anemia, its distribution and evolution. Includes images of blood cells.
Find out what sickle cell anemia is, how it occurs, and how it is related to a mutation process.
This page has information about the blood disorder sickle cell anemia. The article is illustrated with graphics of blood cells.
Learn about two types of this blood disorder, its signs and symptoms.
Find out how kids can get hemophilia.
Find out what Huntington's disease is. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
This page has information about discovery of the disease and a responsible gene. Read about symptoms of the disease and its treatment.
Learn genetics of Huntington's disease.
Learn how cystic fibroses is inherited and passed on by genes.
This page has facts about the disease, diagnosis, and symptoms. Includes a chart of inheritance from parents-carriers.
Read about phenylketonuria disorder and what causes it. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
Learn definition and symptoms of this blood disorder.
Learn more about PKU disorder: its inheritance and treatment.
Read this short autobiography written by a woman with a "classical" PKU and find out about her life achievements. Click on the "Back to My PKU Webpage" link to learn more about PKU, its genetics, and recipes for a diet.
Learn about DeoxyriboNucleic Acid or commonly known as DNA. Discover importance of DNA strand, chromosomes, and genes. Read about people who worked on discoveries in the past on what scientists are able to achieve today. Find out how many the same chromosomes people share with each other and the rest of the living creatures. Learn about the Human Genome Project and surrounding it issues. Includes online quizzes, interactive tours, 3D animations, and video clips.
Learn about the Punnett squares chart and how it is used for successful breading and predictions of certain traits. Learn about incomplete dominance and codominance, dominant and recessive alleles, genotype and phenotype. Includes interactive Punnett's squares charts, quizzes, problems, matching, and concentration games.

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