2011 Lab 2 - Group Project

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Student 4 Groups

These are the student group allocations for the Group Assessment Project.

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5
Group 6 Group 7 Group 8 Group 9 Group 10
Group 11

2011 Projects: Turner Syndrome | DiGeorge Syndrome | Klinefelter's Syndrome | Huntington's Disease | Fragile X Syndrome | Tetralogy of Fallot | Angelman Syndrome | Friedreich's Ataxia | Williams-Beuren Syndrome | Duchenne Muscular Dystrolphy | Cleft Palate and Lip

Group Assessment Criteria

  1. The key points relating to the topic that your group allocated are clearly described.
  2. The choice of content, headings and sub-headings, diagrams, tables, graphs show a good understanding of the topic area.
  3. Content is correctly cited and referenced.
  4. The wiki has an element of teaching at a peer level using the student's own innovative diagrams, tables or figures and/or using interesting examples or explanations.
  5. Evidence of significant research relating to basic and applied sciences that goes beyond the formal teaching activities.
  6. Relates the topic and content of the Wiki entry to learning aims of embryology.
  7. Clearly reflects on editing/feedback from group peers and articulates how the Wiki could be improved (or not) based on peer comments/feedback. Demonstrates an ability to review own work when criticised in an open edited wiki format. Reflects on what was learned from the process of editing a peer's wiki.
  8. Evaluates own performance and that of group peers to give a rounded summary of this wiki process in terms of group effort and achievement.
  9. The content of the wiki should demonstrate to the reader that your group has researched adequately on this topic and covered the key areas necessary to inform your peers in their learning.
  10. Develops and edits the wiki entries in accordance with the above guidelines.


  • Divide the project into sections, that each member will work on.
    • Later you can all work together on the entree project.
  • Collect references, on your discussion page and prepare summaries.
    • This will help others in the group understand what the paper is about.
  • Collect images, on your discussion page that are correctly cited.
    • plaigarism and copyright issues will affect your final group mark.
  • Balance text and images, do not have too muck of one or the other.
    • Remember this is an online project and not an essay, hold the readers attention.
  • Avoid Editing your project page simultaneously with other group members, this may crash the project page and make loading slow.
    • Make small edits save regularly, do not leave the page open in edit mode for long periods.
    • Organise times when you alone will be editing the project.
  • Avoid Wikipedia sourced content, you are permitted a maximum of 1 image from that source and no derived text.


  • You can select any congenital abnormality or syndrome that has a genetic component to it.
    • Except the trisomies (Trisomy 13, Trisomy 18, Trisomy 21)
  • Each Group must select a different topic.
  • Everyone in your Group must agree on the topic selected.
    • Agree by signature on Group discussion page.
  • By Next Lab each group member should have found a research article and a review article on the topic.
    • This needs to be placed on discussion page and a brief description added.

Genetic Disorders

The list below is a starting point only, there are 1,000's of potential disorders.

Some Examples Only:

  • Angelman Syndrome
  • Turner's Syndrome
  • Williams Syndrome
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Triple X Syndrome
  • Thalassemia
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • DiGeorge Syndrome
  • Friedreich Ataxia
  • Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
  • Farber's Disease
  • Mucopolysaccharidoses

Other topics with potential genetic component:

  • Anencephaly
  • Spina bifida
  • Encephalocele
  • Neural tube defects
  • Microcephaly - Microcephaly can be present at birth or it may develop in the first few years of life. Babies born with microcephaly have a smaller than normal head that may fail to grow as they progress through infancy.
  • Arhinencephaly/ Holoprosencephaly - A congenital anomaly of the brain, characterised by various degrees of incomplete lobation of the brain hemispheres. The olfactory nerve tract may be absent. Holoprosencephaly includes cyclopia, ethmocephaly, cebocephaly and premaxillary agenesis.
  • Hydrocephaly - A congenital anomaly characterised by dilatation of the cerebral ventricles, not associated with primary brain atrophy, with or without enlargement of the head, and diagnosed at birth. The anomaly is not counted when present with encephalocele or spina bifida.
  • Anophthalmos/ Microphthalmos - Apparently absent or small eyes. Some normal adnexal elements and eyelids are usually present. In microphthalmos, the corneal diameter is usually less than 10 mm and the antero-posterior diameter of the globe is less than 20 mm.
  • Microtia - A congenital anomaly characterised by absent parts of the pinna (with or without atresia of the ear canal) commonly expressed in grades (I–IV) of which the extreme form (grade IV) is anotia, absence of pinna. This anomaly excludes small, normally shaped ears, imperforate auditory meatus with a normal pinna, dysplastic and low set ears.
  • Transposition of great vessels
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Choanal atresia
  • Cleft palate without cleft lip
  • Cleft lip with or without cleft palate
  • Oesophageal atresia/stenosis
  • Small intestinal atresia/stenosis
  • Anorectal atresia/stenosis
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Hypospadias
  • Epispadias
  • Renal agenesis/dysgenesis
  • Cystic kidney
  • Bladder exstrophy
  • Polydactyly
  • Limb reduction defects
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Exomphalos
  • Gastroschisis

AIHW National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit

NPESU Publications

Editing Basics

Editing Basics | Images | Tables | Referencing | Copyright | Font Colours | My Preferences | One Page Wiki Card

Journal Sources

First Read the help page Copyright Tutorial

Open Access

A confusing term, generally used by commercial publishers, this allows research publications to be accessed and read online. The term may not (or may) mean that the material can be downloaded, saved or reused. You will often have to search around the publisher website for clarification, usually a link on the page to "Permissions" will mean that you will need to go through an application process before you know whether content can be reused.


BioMed Central

Public Library of Science

  • There are several cell biology relevant journals published by PLoS.
  • PLoS ONE
  • PLoS Biology
  • PLoS Medicine
  • Note: "Everything PLoS publish is freely available online for you to read, download, copy, distribute, and use (with attribution) any way you wish."

Proceedings National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

"Our guiding principle is that, while PNAS retains copyright, anyone can make noncommercial use of work in PNAS without asking our permission, provided that the original source is cited." PNAS Author Rights and Permission FAQs



First Read the help page Images

  • All images added by 2011 students must contain the following template and category in the image description. Simply copy and paste the text exactly as it appears in Read mode on the next 2 lines.
{{Template:Student Image}}


First Read the help page Referencing

  • All references used in making your project page should be cited where they appear in the text or images.

Known Referencing Error

  • Occasionally some very recent references (July-August 2011) may not yet be linkable.
  • When you try to save one of these references a blank page will load with the following error message:
"Fault: Could not open file tmp\pubmedcache/d4/ for writing, at Persistant::save"
  • Do not panic, you have not lost all your work. The reference is simply not available to be loaded on the Wiki. You will not be able to continue editing the page until you have fixed the reference causing this error.
  • Use the browser back button to return to the project page.
  • Edit the reference entry to just the reference PMID number <ref>[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12345 PMID:12345]</ref>
  • You will be able to enter the complete reference manually later.

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