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This is a resource guide to accompany the Genetic and Karyotype Project for Biology.
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Project Format

Reports should be 1 page, single-spaced, and typed with 12 font.  You should have a minimum of 3-4 paragraphs. Online sources must be from a credible site. Glue your page onto the front of your project poster board.

Please include 1 small image/picture (example: 4X6, 5X7) pertaining to the disease that would be suitable to share with the class, and glue it onto the poster.

You must use a minimum of 3 credible references. Wikipedia is not considered to be a credible source. Please use APA format for all sources. 


Image Example 1




Project Information Requirements

Your research should include the following information:

  • Name(s) of the disorder.
  • What system/part of the body does the disorder affect?
  • Gene and/or chromosome that is mutated in this disorder.
  • Is the mutation dominant or recessive—what type of mutation is it (sex-linked, autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, etc.)
  • Symptoms of the disorder.
  • Possible treatments.
  • Does the disorder affect specific populations or cultures of people more so than others?
  • What is the amount or percentage of the population that suffers from this disorder?
  • History of the disorder.
  • 2 interesting facts about the disease (example—pedigree showing transmission of the disease, famous people who have the disease, etc.)

Image Example 2


Project Rubric

This project is worth 80 points. Please click on the link below to see the grading rubric.


Image Example 3


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