The Search for a Mutated Gene


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.

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(Duration: 08 min 54 sec)
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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013) LS
LS1.A, LS3.A
AP Biology (2015)
3.A.1, 3.C.1
IB Biology (2016)
3.4, 3.5
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