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.
Adapted from: Nicholas' Story v 1.0
- 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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