Advances in genomics technology are leading to healthcare impacts across the world.
In this workshop, students are challenged to diagnose patients living with rare genetic diseases through a series of case studies. Working in collaborative teams, students process, analyze and synthesize family history and genomic information in order to make the correct diagnosis.
These case studies allow students to apply their knowledge of DNA and heredity learned in Science 10 to problems that doctors, bioinformaticians, research scientists and clinical geneticists solve every day.
video credit: Ella Chan, Norbert Banyi
Workshop created by Phillip A. Richmond at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.
- Processing and analyzing data information
- Applying and innovating
- Simple patterns of inheritance
- Applications of genetics and ethical considerations
- Effects of DNA mutations