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Assignment and Search Suggestions
This assignment will have you writing an essay (four to six pages) about a disease with a known genetic component, either from a single gene or multiple genes. Please see the complete assignment from Professor Mordan-McCombs for all the details and points you should research and cover in your essay.
Finding Sources in the Library Discovery Search: On the Libraries home page, try searching these phrases to discover general books for background information:
- the name of your disease
- try keywords like: genetic disease; genetic disorder; genome
- results will offer print books (limit to Prevo Science Library) as well as e-books and article citations
- look for medical textbooks: In Prevo Reference: Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine: Prevo Science Library Reference RC46 .H333 2015
Magazines of interest:
Scientific American, The Economist, Wired, New Scientist, Science News; also the New York Times online.