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Learning Exercise

Material: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
Submitted by: Jeff Bell on Jan 03, 2008
Date Last Modified: Jan 03, 2008
Title: Writing a Wikipedia Genetic Disease Article
Description: For this assignment students use online genetic databases such as Genbank and OMIM to research a particular genetic disorder and then write an article about the disease for the online Wikipedia Encylopedia project. In addition to requiring students to synthesize much of what they have learned in a typical genetics course, this assignment also has a service component as students will use their genetics knowledge to produce an informative article that will add to the useful body of free information available in the Wikipedia project, which may aid individuals suffering or potentially suffering from a genetic disease, or friends or relatives of someone with a genetic disorder.
Type of Task: Teaching with Data
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