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Description:

Nancy, five months pregnant, agrees to a routine genetic test that indicates she carries the mutation for the fatal disease, cystic fibrosis. She convinces her husband to get tested and discovers that he too is a carrier. Knowing that there is a 25 percent chance their unborn child may have the disease, they must decide what to do. This case introduces students to the scientific and ethical issues surrounding genetic testing for a disease that has no known cure. The case was developed for a health and wellness general education course that is entirely case based.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    Informal Education,Higher Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110630164240771T,NSDL,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Medicine (General),Undergraduate (Lower Division),General Public,Genetics / Heredity,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Life Science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-046,Biology (General)

    Language:

    English

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    Public - Available to anyone

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    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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