Genetic Disease Research

Search for the name of your disease in one of these resources. For a list of diseases to study, click here.

Recommended Websites:

  • Mayo Clinic – Use the search bar at the top of the page. Look at the menu on the left side of the page once you have clicked on your search topic.
  • National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference – Use the search bar at the top of the page. When you click on a result, scroll down the page  to see all the topics for that condition.

Recommended Databases:

Definition/General information:

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In-depth information:

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Genetic Diseases

The words in parentheses are a synonym for the disease.

Cystic fibrosis
Huntington’s chorea (Huntington’s disease)
Down Syndrome
Sickle Cell Anemia
Family Hypercholesterolemia
Myotonic Dystrophy
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)
Marfan syndrome
Color blindness
Tay-Sachs Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Patau Syndrome (Trisomy 13)