Beyond the Genome…

I. How do we find out which gene(s) are responsible for diseases?
Point your browser to: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/biotech/microarray/

II. How can we develop therapies using “good” copies of genes to replace “bad” ones?
Point your browser to: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/genetherapy/whatisgt/

Begin by reading the text on this page. When you’re finished with that, click on the “CF File” to begin the case study of cystic fibrosis. Go “forward” through the file until the end and then use the links on the right (blue box) to move to the next section. Continue this way until you’ve visited all five sections.

Just for fun: Try out your new skills with: Space Doctor

Science Fiction/Science Fact: See what’s really possible and, more importantly, what’s not at
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/genetherapy/gtenhance/