Testing for Genetic Disorders that Cause Brain Damage

Catalog #STO-132

Explore genetic testing for PKU.

Time To Complete Time to complete: Two to three 40-minute class periods

Follow the case of twins who have newborn screening for genetic disorders.

  • Conduct simulated newborn screening tests and follow-up blood tests that reveal that one of the twins has phenylketonuria (PKU).
  • Learn how brain damage from PKU can be prevented.
  • Explore inheritance of the gene that causes PKU using a Punnett square and simulated genetic testing.

Limit 1 free sample per customer

Quantity Price
1 - 9$17.30 ea.
10 - 24$16.44 ea.
25 - 1000$15.57 ea.

Each assembled kit contains:

  • Student instructions
  • 2 “Newborn Screening” test cards
  • Simulated test solutions for four genetic disorders
  • 8 toothpicks
  • 1 tube of simulated “Anna Wentler’s Blood Plasma”
  • 1 strip of simulated “Phenylalanine Test Paper”
  • Phenylalanine color chart
  • 1 tube of simulated “DNA Stain”
  • 1 stirrer
  • 1 plastic tray
  • 1 small measuring cup
  • Strips of P and p stickers
  • 1 simulated “Electrophoresis Gel”
  • A Parent’s Guide to Newborn Screening
  • Parent Guide: Understanding PKU

Also required: Safety goggles

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Testing for Genetic Disorders that Cause Brain Damage – 10 Unassembled Kits

Catalog # STO-132U

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$129.78 ea.
10 - 1000$123.29 ea.

Testing for Genetic Disorders that Cause Brain Damage – 10 Kit Refill Pack

Catalog # STO-132R

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

Quantity Price
1 - 9$59.48 ea.
10 - 1000$56.51 ea.

Teacher Testimonial

Great activity which will fit in with starting class with inquiry activity to develop concepts.

- High school biology teacher (CT)

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