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Cystic Fibrosis

Lecture Notes
Some of the lecture notes used for this workshop.
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Case Histories - Explore the spectrum of symptoms experienced by cystic fibrosis through these case histories.
Case history 1 - Steve
Case history 2 - Sandy
Case history 3 - Jeff
Case history 4 - Beth
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Osmosis - An activity designed to reinforce the concepts of ion channels and osmosis in the context of cystic fibrosis.
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Review of Membrane Structure - An accompanying handout reviews concepts in membrane structure, osmosis, and ion channels.
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How mutations lead to disease - Using cystic fibrosis as an example, this activity explores how different mutations in the chloride ion channel lead to different forms and severities of disease.
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Genetic Counseling - In this activity, students will play the role of genetic counselors who will determine whether two individuals are carriers of cystic fibrosis.
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Pedigree Construction - An accompanying handout which goes over pedigree construction in more detail.
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