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ERIC Number: EJ1044407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Students as Technicians: Screening Newborns for Cystic Fibrosis
Gusky, Sharon
American Biology Teacher, v76 n4 p254-258 Apr 2014
In this activity, freshman college students learn biotechnology techniques while playing the role of a laboratory technician. They perform simulations of three diagnostic tests used to screen newborns for cystic fibrosis. By performing an ELISA, a PCR analysis, and a conductivity test, students learn how biotechnology techniques can be used to diagnose diseases. Students get excited when they realize they will be performing tests actually used in a real-life situation. This exercise is also appropriate for high school students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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