Learning Exercise

Phenylketonuira

In this activity, students are assigned different alleles of the gene for phenylalanine hydroxylase to research using OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man). They are then asked to both explain and illustrate how this mutation may cause the disease phenylketonuria (PKU).
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OMIM is a searchable online database of human genes and genetic disorders. Included re extensive text descriptions, map... see more