Over the years, the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science at the University of Buffalo has received great acclaim. Its mission is "to promote the development and dissemination of materials and practices for case teaching in the sciences." This recent addition to the case collection comes from the creative minds of four scholars at Bradley University. The resource deals with Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD), which has decimated the Tasmanian devil population since 1996. In this case study, students review the history of the disease and then use their understanding of the scientific method to recreate some of the thinking that scientists used to try to understand the condition. This particular case study is suitable for high school and introductory college biology courses.


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