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BIO 112: Cells, Genes and Inheritance (CGI) GENETIC DISEASE PROJECT: Make the Poster
introduction to the disease (symptoms, background
information, interesting features, etc.)
structure of the gene
function of the protein product of the gene
mutation associated with the disease and its metabolic
(For instance, if a mutation changes a glutamate to an isoleucine, what
does that lead to? Reduced enzymatic activity? Misfolding? Loss of
summary linking the cellular/molecular disruption to
the physiology of the organism
( For instance, if the affected gene codes for a protein regulating gene
expression in the nervous system during development, describe how this
would explain symptoms that relate to nervous system functioning.)
Organize text into lists and outlines, rather than
paragraphs. Be brief.
Use pictures or diagrams to summarize points. Provide citation
for source of diagram.
Be sure to link the cellular/molecular defect to the
disease consequences. Explain what the mutation is, what effect it has on
the mRNA and protein, etc. Then, if possible, link that faulty expression
to the clinical symptoms.