Sonic Hedgehog : Genetic Abnormalities and Tissue Donations

TitleSonic Hedgehog : Genetic Abnormalities and Tissue Donations
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsYaich, L
Corporate AuthorsUniversity of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Division of Biological and Health Sciences,
Date Published04/2001
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsBIOETHICS , BIOLOGY , BIRTH , BRAIN , cell , CONGENITAL , Cyclops , GENETICS , Holoprosencephaly; , Medical , MEDICINE , neuroscience , Organ , Organ Donation and Transplantation , signal , TISSUE
AbstractIn this case study about a baby born with the genetic condition holoprosencephaly, students explore the “Sonic hedgehog” gene, signal transduction, and the ethics of body and tissue donation. The assignment involves students writing an informed consent document that explains the science behind this congenital abnormality. Designed for an upper-level undergraduate biology course, the case could also be used in a cell biology, developmental biology, neurobiology, or other related upper-level course.
NotesCase from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo. http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/
URLhttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=380&id=380
Audience LevelUndergraduate
Abbreviated Case NameSonic Hedgehog
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