Patterns of inheritance resources

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GENIE Inherited Genetic Disease Tutorialgenielogo.png

This tutorial takes part in Second Life where GENIE has built a virtual genetics laboratory. Students can screen for three genetically inherited diseases:  Huntington's, sickle cell and cystic fibrosis.  The virtual labs enable self-directed study by means of questions and answers and 3D animations.

Resource: GENIE Second Life Labs
Approach: Tutorials

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)

Database of human genes and genetic disorders for health professionals, researchers and students in science and medicine.

Resource: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
Approach: Online database

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

A database of mutations within the coding regions, splicing and regulatory regions of human nuclear genes causing inherited disease, from the Institute of Medical Genetics at Cardiff University.

Resource: Human Gene Mutation Database
Approach: Online database


Hosted by natureEducation, this is a collaborative learning space for science undergraduates. It contains articles, topic rooms and groups, all of which are related to key topics in genetics.

Resource: Scitable
Approach: Topic material

The GENE Project

Teachers and research scientists adapting research organisms and laboratory techniques for use in the classroom to teach a wide variety of concepts and questions, Kansas State University, USA.

Resource: The GENE Project
Approach: Topic material

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