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The Costs and Benefits of Treating Gene Defects
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In this video excerpt from NOVA, find out how whole genome sequencing saved the life of Alexis, a fraternal twin who was originally diagnosed with cerebral palsy but, in fact, had an even rarer genetic condition.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation
National Institutes of Health
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/22/2012
Dengue Virus Invades a Cell
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In this visualization adapted from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, discover the role that dengue viral proteins play in a human cell as the virus prepares to replicate.

Subject:
Functions
Chemistry
Life Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
UMASS Medical School
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
04/28/2008
The Ethical Considerations of Personal Genomics
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In this media-rich lesson, students explore some of the ethical, legal, and social issues related to personal genetic testing and genome sequencing.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation
National Institutes of Health
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
04/05/2012
The Ethics of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
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In this video excerpt from NOVA, learn about the advantages, disadvantages, and ethical implications of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD, a technique used to screen embryos created through in vitro fertilization for diseases.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation
National Institutes of Health
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/22/2012
From the Cystic Fibrosis Gene to a Drug
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In this video excerpt from NOVA, find out how the discovery of a gene defect has led to the development of a new drug to treat patients with cystic fibrosis.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation
National Institutes of Health
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/22/2012
The Promise and Perils of Genetic Technologies
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In this media-rich, self-paced lesson, students explore some of the technologies designed to detect and treat inherited diseases and the ethical debate surrounding them.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation
National Institutes of Health
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/21/2012
Should We Screen for Cancer Genes?
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In this video excerpt from NOVA, learn about the advantages, disadvantages, and ethical implications of screening for genes associated with diseases, including those linked to breast and ovarian cancers.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation
National Institutes of Health
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/22/2012