"You have cancer" has been the most feared phrases for 40 years. "You carry the gene for cancer" has become a very real fear for the last 20 years. In this laboratory kit students use biotechnology to determine who carries the BRCA-1 and BARD-1 genes for hereditary breast-ovarian cancer (HBOC). Students must identify the unique DNA bands that form during gel electrophoresis analysis and compare the bands to see who is a carrier. The four samples of enzyme-restricted DNA are ready to load into student-prepared gels. DNA source is Lambda phage.
This kit contains comprehensive background information about germline mutations and DNA analysis plus step-by-step procedures, questions and teacher's notes. Enough materials are supplied to run six gels. Required electrophoresis apparatus and power supply.
The DNA contained in this kit must be kept frozen prior to use. Orders will only be shipped between September 15 and May 15 unless we are told otherwise. Upon receipt, this kit should be stored in the freezer until just before it is to be used.
Additional ResourcesNo Additional Resources at the time.
Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 813
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 546
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