For 11/8: Genetic Diseases & Gene Therapy

To prepare for class this Thursday, please do the following:

  • Read 11.1, 11.2 and 13.5 in Biology by Raven; if you’re using the optional text EO Wilson’s Life on Earth, the corresponding chapters are 11.3 & 12.1. You may find other related sections of the book useful as well as the Wikipedia entry on Genetic Disorder for understanding these sections.
  • Listen to these NPR news story “New Genetic Test Screens Would-Be Parents” and then answer the following questions:

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