Lecture 1

In this lecture, Lecture 1, we look at how simplified introductions to sickle cell misrepresent sickle cell in important ways, especially through the usual emphasis on sickle-shaped cells which cause a blockage in blood vessels.

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You may wish to follow up Lecture 1 by considering both Workshop 1 (looking further at patterns of inheritance with sickle cell) and Workshop 2 (looking at how genetic information is taken up in the context of whole families, not at an isolated individual level). Links to workshops at at the foot of the page.