Detecting Genetic Variation - Sickle Cell Trait

Unit 6: DNA and Detectives: Applications of Genetic Testing
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: Students will investigate variation in the beta globin gene by identifying base changes that do and do not alter function and consider the significance of the base change associated with sickle cell disease.

Big Idea: Our understanding of the basic biochemical mechanisms underlying the symptoms associated with sickle cell disease has provided important clues about possible strategies for clinical intervention such as treatment and new drug therapies.

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