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2007 GENA lesson plan: The Spectrum of Genetic Disorders


Although most high school and college students are familiar with the concept of genetic diseases, they are often confused about the relationship between "Mendelian" single gene disorders and "Complex" multifactorial diseases. The intervention is intended to address this issue, with the intended outcome of a more sophisticated understanding of the nature and extent of gene interactions with intrinsic and extrinsic factors in the development of any given disease phenotype.