Genetic Testing for Huntington’s Disease

Catalog #STO-126

Should Jenny get tested for Huntington’s disease?

Time To Complete Time to complete: Four to five 40-minute class periods

Jenny is a young woman with a family history of Huntington’s disease (an inherited disease caused by a defective dominant gene). In this multi-part activity, students:

  • Use models and pedigrees to understand the chances of inheriting the gene for Huntington's disease.
  • Weigh benefits and risks of genetic testing.
  • Perform a simulated genetic test to determine if Jenny or other family members have inherited the gene for Huntington's disease.

Limit 1 free sample per customer

Quantity Price
1 - 9$13.00 ea.
10 - 24$12.35 ea.
25 - 1000$11.70 ea.

Each assembled kit contains:

  • Student instructions
  • 1 bag of beads labeled “Grandmother Hh”
  • 1 bag of beads labeled “Grandfather hh”
  • 1 bag of “PCR Huntington Gene Copies - Person A”
  • 1 bag of “PCR Huntington Gene Copies - Person B”
  • 1 simulated “Electrophoresis Gel”
  • 1 tube of “DNA Stain”
  • 1 stirrer
  • 1 plastic tray for staining the gel

Also required: Water, 2 different colored pens, pencils or markers, safety goggles

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Genetic Testing for Huntington’s Disease – Pack of 10 Unassembled Kits

Catalog # STO-126U

Unassembled packs contain materials for 10 kits.

  • All supplies, lab materials, and printed labels
  • Student instructions copy master
  • Easy to follow instructions for kit assembly
Quantity Price
1 - 9$80.00 ea.
10 - 1000$76.60 ea.

Genetic Testing for Huntington’s Disease – 10 Kit Refill Pack

Catalog # STO-126R

Refill packs contain materials to replace consumable supplies for 10 kits.

Quantity Price
1 - 9$30.00 ea.
10 - 1000$28.50 ea.

Teacher Testimonial

So helpful! Reasonably priced - usable for many levels. Thank you!

- Science teacher (KY)

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