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360Science™: Cancer and the Loss of Cell Cycle Control

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In this lab, students explore the consequences of uncontrolled cell division. They will explore how scientists use karyotyping to detect chromosomal errors associated with cancer and other diseases. Students will assemble a paper karyotype with a chromosomal error and compare it to a normal karyotype.

Concepts

  • Cell cycle
  • Chromosome structure errors
  • Cancer
  • Karyotype
  • Apoptosis