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The Basics on Genes and Genetic Disorders

The Basics on Genes and Genetic Disorders


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Web SiteGenetic Science Learning Center (GSLC)
GSLC is a joint project of the University of Utah Eccles Institute of Human Genetics and School of Medicine and the Utah Museum of Natural History, which helps people understand how genetics affect their lives and society.

Web SiteNational Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
The leader in the Human Genome Project, the NHGRI aims to improve human health and fighting disease through genomic research.

Web SiteNational Marfan Foundation
The National Marfan Foundation is a resource for individuals and families affected by Marfan syndrome and related disorders.

OrganizationLittle People of America
LPA is a nonprofit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families.

OrganizationNOAH - The National Organization of Albinism and Hypopigmentation
This site provides information about albinism and hypopigmentation.

OrganizationCystic Fibrosis Foundation
This organization offers information about the illness, public policy, clinical trials and local chapters.
This Web site produced by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science focuses on genome programs including the Human Genome Project.

OrganizationNational Hemophilia Foundation (NHF)
The NHF's Web site contains information on bleeding disorders such as hemophilia.

OrganizationNational Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
NDSS strives to ensure that all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in community life. Call: (800) 221-4602

Web SiteNational Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Foundation
The mission of the National-Tay Sachs & Allied Diseases Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure Tay-Sachs, Canavan and related genetic diseases and to support affected families.

OtherSickle Cell Information Center
The mission of this site is to provide patient and professional education, news, research updates, and sickle cell resources.