Examine the genetic mutation responsible for sickle cell anemia.
Your students will use agarose gel electrophoresis to study sickle cell anemia - a painful and ultimately fatal condition resulting from a genetic mutatio which alters the body's hemoglobin. They'll search for changes in a nonhuman DNA sample to diagnose this hereditary blood disease. In the process, they'll learn about genes and how genetic mutations can cause disease.
Class Size: 40 Students
Can only be used with an DNA Electrophoresis LabStation (W48923).