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From DNA to Disorder

The Science Teacher—Summer 2005

The fact that one little letter out of three billion can really make a difference in the genetic makeup of an individual is often difficult for high school students to grasp. Molecular biology is a challenging topic to teach because students struggle with drawing connections between four-letter codes and the complex diversity of organisms that inhabit Earth. One creative way to teach students about molecular biology is with the "From DNA to Disorder" activity, which focuses on monogenetic diseases and disorders.
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