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Introduction to Genetics and Medicine

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This lesson examines the many reasons a person may choose to learn about their genetic information. For some, a difficult-to-diagnose disease might be identified thanks to genetic testing, while others use genetics to inform what medicines might be most effective, or to learn about future generations. Students look at several different examples with the goal of considering different perspectives on the application of genetics in medicine.

Genetic Testing
Decision Making