GENETIC SCREENING OF NEWBORN INFANTS: WHAT SHOULD WE TEST AND WHY?

Students form Task Forces to research genetic disorders and then develop a public health policy on screening newborn

Prior Knowledge Needed

Basic inheritance; dominant and recessive traits; chromosomes; structure of DNA; genes; mutations; proteins

Time Required

Class Time: 2 hours to 2 weeks depending on the depth and breadth of student research on genetic disorders
Prep Time: 3 hours to review, plan and copy (if necessary)

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Genetic Screening of Newborn Infants Print-and-Go (Student)

Genetic Screening of Newborn Infants Print-and-Go (Teacher)

Funding provided by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Precollege Science Education Initiative for Biomedical Research Institutions Award (Grants 51000125, 51000176)