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Breast Cancer Risk

This case study takes a combined directed and discussion approach to explore risk factors for breast cancer. After a preparatory reading assignment ...

Breeding Belyaev's Pets

This clicker case addresses several important concepts related to evolution. First, it explores artificial selection and selective breeding. Charle ...

BSL-4: Authorized Personnel Only

This case study is based on the 2014 Ebola epidemic that spread to multiple highly populated countries in West Africa, making it the largest and mo ...

Colon Cancer

In this case, developed for an introductory genetics class, students meet a woman whose family has a history of colon cancer. Students create a ped ...

COVID-19

In this directed case study, students assume the role of investigators for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as they examine and ...

Cow of the Future

In this case developed for an introductory general microbiology course, students consider concepts of bacterial genetics as they act as consultants ...

Facing the Pain

This interrupted case study in cardiovascular and nerve physiology focuses on Lynn, a married woman with a young child whose husband is often awa ...

Fatally Flawed?

The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, was first detected in China in late 2019 and rapidly spread thro ...

Genetic Testing

This case study centers on “Tom,” a 43-year-old male patient, and his recent genetic sequencing results and diagnosis of multiple endoc ...

Genetic Testing and Breast Cancer

In this dilemma case, the central character, Kathy, must decide whether or not to be tested for known mutations in the breast cancer genes. Student ...

Just a Spider Bite?

This case relates the story of two fictional college students, Kristen and Brent, who discover that they are infected with Staphylococcus aureu ...

Murder by HIV? Grades 5-8 Edition

This case study gives students an opportunity to draw a conclusion about an actual crime that was prosecuted in Louisiana. A physician was accused ...

Murder by HIV? Grades 9-12 Edition

This case study gives students an opportunity to draw a conclusion about an actual crime that was prosecuted in Louisiana. A physician was accused ...

Murder by HIV? Undergraduate Edition

This case study gives students an opportunity to draw a conclusion about an actual crime that was prosecuted in Louisiana. A physician was accused ...

Pharmacogenetics: How Genetic Information Is Used to Treat Disease

In this clicker case, two teenagers are diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the bone marrow where there is an abnormal o ...

Pharmacogenetics: Using Genetics to Treat Disease

This case study investigates the applications of genetics to medicine by exploring one of the first examples of a pharmacogenetic test to enter mai ...

SNPs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails, and That's What People Are Made Of

In this case on genome privacy, students work together to research one of six assigned lobbying groups’ views in this area and then present t ...

Social Distancing in the Midst of COVID-19

This directed case study is intended to give students insight into why social distancing is used to minimize the spread of infectious diseases. Stu ...

Solving a Medical Mystery with Bioinformatics

This computer-based case study guides students through publically available bioinformatics databases to solve a medical mystery. The case relates t ...

Toxic Circumstances

This interrupted case study tells the true story of Karl P. Schmidt, a herpetologist and museum curator who was bitten by a venomous snake in 1957. ...

What's Wrong with Our Son?

In this interrupted case study, students examine the fundamental connections between genotype, 3-D protein structure and phenotype by exploring pos ...

Which Little Piggy Went to Market?

In this case study, a scientist is contacted by a friend from a meat processing plant who is looking for a test to determine the sex of the animals ...