Genetic Testing for Huntington’s Disease Lab Investigation
Students Play the Role of Counselor to Learn the Risks & Benefits of Genetic Testing!
Research-Based & Developed with Support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
In this hands-on lab investigation, students first use models and pedigrees to understand the chances of inheriting the gene for Huntington's disease and then weigh benefits and risks of genetic testing. Finally, they play the role of a genetic counselor and perform a simulated genetic test to determine if a patient or other family members have inherited that gene and disease.
Includes 1 Lab Station.