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BB004 Biotech Basics - Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

BB004 Breast Cancer Testing

Discovering DNA
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Use this intriguing electrophoresis kit to introduce breast cancer genetic testing into your lessons. Discuss interpreting genetic test results, testing ethics, monitoring for cancer and preventative surgery with your students.

Using a pedigree of a family in which two women with a mutated breast cancer gene (BRCA1) had developed breast cancer, students will test other family members to see if they carry the mutation. Normal and mutated gene controls are included to compare with patient samples.

Kit contents: instructions, dye samples, agarose, electrophoresis buffer.

Refill pack also available: Click for details.

All you need: electrophoresis tank, power supply, fixed volume or adjustable 40ul micropipette and tips.

Time required: 45 minutes.

For 12 Gels.