Gene Based Diseases and Future Generations.

Team – C2GK


Area of Science: Microbiology



Team Members:  Christopher Alme

    Charles Galt

    Greg Marez

                            Karen Glennon



Problem Definition




There are many diseases today that are linked to a gene passed from a parent to a child. Examples of such diseases are sickle cell anemia, diabetes, alcoholism, and perhaps Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.  We want to make a model to trace the evolution of genetic diseases through a controlled population over multiple generations.




Look at the mortality rates, and prevalence, based on inherited diseases in the families.





We will look at the spread of a particular gene through a population of 500 couples as it grows through 30 generations. We will build a Java model that will show how genes spread through the population and affect mortality.