Module 2: Briefing on Human Genetics and a Laboratory Tour

Genealogy trees are created and analysed using different genetic disorders. The Lademannbogen diagnostic laboratory will give a briefing on human genetics. Here students will be met with the example of the autosomal-dominant disease, Huntington’s disease, of the recessive disease NCL. The evidence of the individual’s right not to know plays a particularly large role here. At the end a tour of the diagnostic laboratory will take place. During the tour the students get a look into everyday working life in this kind of laboratory. The pupils can see how the samples are dealt with and with which methods they are examined, in order to finally find a diagnosis for the patients. Areas such as Sample Taking, Cytogenetics, Sequencing, and the Department of Human Molecular Genetics will be shown.




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This German - English translation was done by the translators Tizzy Mann, Andrea Murphy, Kate Humby and Marcia Neff for the PerMondo initiative that involves providing free translations for NGOs. PerMondo is sponsored and run by the translation agency Mondo Agit.