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Can a Genetic Disease be Cured?
|Title||Can a Genetic Disease be Cured?|
|Publication Type||Case Study|
|Year of Publication||2000|
|Authors||Hudecki, Michael S.|
|Corporate Authors||University at Buffalo, Department of Biological Sciences|
|Publisher||National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo|
|Keywords||ANIMAL , BIOETHICS , Drug , FDA , FOOD , HEALTH , Human Research Subjects , MEDICINE , muscle , Muscular , neurodegenerative , Pharmaceutical , SOCIOLOGY , Vulnerable Populations|
In 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.
Case from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo. http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/
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|Abbreviated Case Name||Can a Genetic Disease be Cured?|