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Precision Medicine Module for Classroom Now Available



    ABE now has available its classroom-based Exploring Precision Medicine, which mirrors the lab-based version but is designed for classroom use. The module explores the connections between genes and traits. Students learn how slight genetic differences can impact how well a patient responds to certain medications and explore how future physicians may use DNA sequencing to inform clinical decision-making. Working with classmates and using online resources, students examine how variations in a gene influence individuals’ abilities to taste the bitter compound “PTC,” and then consider how tiny differences in individuals' DNA might be responsible for variations in drug metabolism.

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    If this classroom-based version isn't right for you, check out our lab-based Exploring Precision Medicine.