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Sickle Cell Anemia using Nicholas’ Story

Author(s): Sharon Cisneros

Malcolm X College

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The goal of this exercise is to introduce students to 3-D structures of biological molecules, visualize and manipulate them to understand their functions. The exercise also helps them see the effect of changing an amino acid.

Licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International according to these terms

Version 1.0 - published on 25 Jun 2020 doi:10.25334/Z773-JS90 - cite this

Adapted from: Nicholas' Story v 1.0


Learning Objectives:

  • To understand what Sickle Cell Anemia is and what population it affects?
  • To understand what the hemoglobin molecule is, what it is made up of, where the sickle cell mutation occurs in the gene, how it affects people who have this gene,
  • To learn about what types of medications are used to treat people who have the disease


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