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This directed case study on a genetic disorder was developed for an exam on genetics for a general biology course.  The case is based on an article by scientist and author Jared Diamond titled “Founding Fathers and Mothers” that appeared in Natural History magazine in June 1988.  In the article, Diamond illustrates the significance of the “founder effect” in small isolated populations like the one described in this case.

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    Higher Education,NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Biology (General),High School,Genetics / Heredity,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Life Science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-046,Evolutionary Biology,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110630164857465T

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    English

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