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Web Links for Inherited Diseases

The following web sites have been selected by members of the Advisory Committee as resources for additional information. These links are not part of the Marian Koshland Science Museum web site. The National Academies does not endorse and is not responsible for material found on these sites. The links will open in a separate window.

Introductory

These links provide background information about the topics in Inherited Disease. They are selected for visitors who want a basic explantion of the concepts presented in this section.

American Hemochromatosis Society
http://www.americanhs.org/
The official site of the American Hemochromatosis Society.

American Sickle Cell Anemia Association
http://www.ascaa.org/
This is the official site of the American Sickle Cell Anemia Association.

Hemochromatosis: What Is It?
http://www.ygyh.org/hc/whatisit.htm
In depth information about hemochromatosis from the Dolan DNA learning center.

Sickle Cell Disease: What Is It?
http://www.ygyh.org/sickle/whatisit.htm
In-depth information about sickle cell anemia from the Dolan DNA learning center.

What Is Inheritance?
http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/units/basics/tour/inheritance.swf
Basic description of how inheritance works.

Advanced

These links provide expanded information about the topics in Inherited Disease. They are selected for visitors who want to explore more in-depth information about the concepts presented in this section.

Human Genome Landmarks Poster
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/
posters/chromosome/chooser.shtml
Explore the locations of different inherited diseases using interactive human chromosomes.

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