An optional laboratory in molecular techniques as an aid in the teaching of medical biochemistry

Michelle Barton, Michael A. Lieberman

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Abstract

This communication describes the implementation of an optional laboratory exercise for first year medical students with little or no experience in modern molecular techniques. The students learn to use restriction enzymes, perform Southern blots, and to do PCR on buccal cell DNA to look for a specific mutation in the DNA. At the completion of the four hour exercise the students have indicated that these abstract procedures are now brought into focus, and will help them with the didactic course material which follow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-152
Number of pages3
JournalBiochemical Education
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry

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