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Investigating the Genetics of Cancer
- Length of course: 5 hours - Box lunch available by the Hudson Alpha Bistro.
- Additional Activities
Students will examine the genetic roots of cancer, compare hereditary and non-hereditary cancers and use the HNPCC® kit to trace a cancer-related mutation through a family. Using gel electrophoresis, students will identify family members carrying the cancer-linked mutation and discuss ethical challenges related to genetic testing.