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Medicine -- Inherited diseases

View Resource Chromosomes to Genes to Proteins: The Story of Sickle Cell Anemia [pdf]

This unit, developed by Charlotte Mulvihill, DeAnn Campbell, and Megan Waugh at Oklahoma City Community College, explores the story of "disease genes" and sickle cell anemia. The unit is divided into six parts, each one with questions that check for student understanding: Molecular Biology of Sickle Cell Anemia, Genetics of Sickle Cell Anemia, a Laboratory in which students use electrophoresis...

View Resource Huntington's Disease Activity

This activity includes a case study of Huntington's Disease (HD) genetics and explores the biology of codon repeats as well as the bioethical dilemmas of genetic testing. The laboratory activity uses dye electrophoresis to simulate diagnostic genetic testing for HD. Optional activities are included for more advanced students.

View Resource Elizabeth Blackburn Part 3: Stress, Telomeres and Telomerase in Humans

This lecture from the iBioSeminars project is presented by Elizabeth Blackburn from the University of California, San Francisco Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. It covers telomerase, a specialized ribonucleprotein reverse transcriptase, important for long-term eukaryotic cell proliferation and genomic stability because it replenishes the DNA at telomeres. Telomerase is highly active in...