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  • The Search for a Mutated Gene

    The Search for a Mutated Gene

    Scientists at Work

    (8 min 54 sec) How do you identify the disease-causing mutation in a patient with an inherited disease? This video illustrates the steps involved—testing for genes that are the “usual suspects,” searching for mutations in novel genes, and assessing links between genotype and phenotype.

  • Identifying Autism Genes by Tracking Gene Mutations

    Identifying Autism Genes by Tracking Gene Mutations

    Data Point

    A team of scientists used homozygosity mapping to map SNPs on chromosome 3 in a family with an autistic son to identify a likely gene that caused the disorder.

  • Interview with Katherine Sorber

    Interview with Katherine Sorber

    Interview

    (4 min 24 sec) Katherine Sorber, a graduate student in the DeRisi lab, describes her research on malaria.

  • Microarrayer In Action

    Microarrayer In Action

    Clip

    (2 min) How a microarraying robot delivers hundreds of small molecules to a series of slides.