MHS Media Center:

Selected books on Genetic Diseases have been placed on a cart for your use. Because there are many classes doing the same assignment, they cannot be checked out. Please return the materials to the cart when you are finished with them. Remember that encyclopedias are a good place to start if you know nothing about your person or topic.

Research Databases: (Select these from the Media blog page called Databases.)
World Book Encyclopedia Search under your genetic disorder. is an excellent overview of genetic therapy.

Genetic Disorders Internet links:
Genetics Home Reference Website

DMOZ Directory Project: Another listing of genetic diseases. Both professional and lay information.

MedlinePlus health information. A service of the National Library of Medicine. Health professional and lay level information on genetic diseases.
Check out the link to the illustrations under the “Pictures/Diagrams” heading.

The primary NIH organization for research on Genetic Disorders in the U. S. is the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Search the site here:

Genetic and Rare Conditions Site from the Medical Genetics, University of Kansas Medical Center. Lists of Rare and genetic diseases. This site alos links to national and local support groups. Included are links to PEDBASE, a database of pediatric diseases with a description of symptomology and treatment.

National human Genome Research Institute. Specific Genetic Disorders

Online Genetics Education Resources

Online Education Kit: Understanding the Human Genome Project

The Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms. Sponsored by the National Humane Genome Research Institue. Enter a search term or explore the list of terms by selecting a letter from the alphabet on the left and then select from the terms revealed. At the bottom of most pages in the Talking Glossary are links to help you get the most out of this glossary.