Can a Genetic Disease be Cured?

TitleCan a Genetic Disease be Cured?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsHudecki, MS
Corporate AuthorsUniversity at Buffalo, Department of Biological Sciences,
Date Published08/2000
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsANIMAL , BIOETHICS , Drug , FDA , FOOD , HEALTH , Human Research Subjects , MEDICINE , muscle , Muscular , neurodegenerative , Pharmaceutical , SOCIOLOGY , Vulnerable Populations
AbstractIn this discussion case, parents must decide whether or not to enroll their sons in an experimental treatment program designed to alleviate the symptoms of muscular dystrophy. The case explores the genetics and physiology of the disease as well as the issues involved with pharmaceutical research. The case has been used in both majors’ and non-majors’ biology courses, where it is introduced during a unit on the cardiovascular and muscular systems.
NotesCase from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo. http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/
URLhttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=377&id=377
Audience LevelUndergraduate
Abbreviated Case NameCan a Genetic Disease be Cured?
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