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Medical Genetics
Learn about Mendelian genetics, linkage analysis, hereditary cancer, tumor suppressor, oncogenes and how to identify a defective gene in a family.

About This Simulation

In the Medical Genetics Lab, students learn about Mendelian genetics, linkage analysis and finding the defected gene in a family with hereditary breast cancer. Students also learn about the genetics and development of cancer.



Dr. Lise Lotte Hansen

Department of Biomedicine

Aarhus University

Learning Objectives

  • Learning about Mendelian genetics and how to perform linkage analysis
  • Performing PCR and gel electrophoresis
  • Learning about breast cancer, tumor suppressor, oncogenes and BRCA1/2
  • Understanding the genetic event underlying breast cancer


  • PCR
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Protein Truncation Test
  • DNA sequencing


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