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Dr. James Herrick of Chicago needs help diagnosing a patient. This patient, who feels well the majority of the time, has reported specific symptoms that lead Dr. Herrick to believe that he has sickle cell anemia. A look at his immediate family reveals that neither of his parents have the same symptoms. Upon further inspection, however, it is revealed that both the patient's uncle and grandmother have had the same symptoms under the same circumstances.
Dr. Herrick has asked for your classes help in confirming his diagnosis. To do so they will be testing the patient's hemoglobin protein using gel electrophoresis.
Upon completion of The Mystery of the Crooked Cell students will be able to: