Anemia, Embryo Selection and Ethics
Punnett Squares: Mendelian Genetics of Fanconi Anemia and HLA type - An activity in which participants use Punnett Squares to calculate the frequency at which you would expect any additional children to be FA-free and an HLA match for an affected child.
Pasta Genetics: Mendelian Genetics of Fanconi Anemia and HLA type - In this activiy, colored pasta represents human chromosomes carrying HLA type and FA genes. This is a colorful way of representing the genotypes of parents and possible embryos.
IVF, PGD and Embryo Selection - Lecture on in vitro fertilization, pre-implantation genetic diagnostics and embryo selection
HLA typing, FA diagnosis and gel electrophoresis
- In this activity, students run gels of simulated DNA samples and determine which of several embryos being screened is diesease-free and an HLA match for an existing sibling.
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