Gene linkage and pedigree analyses

In this simulation, you will learn how to determine if two genes are located close together on a chromosome and how to use this information to assess whether a woman is likely a carrier for specific BRCA gene mutations that increase the chances of developing breast cancer. Remember that you can access the THEORY section at any moment in your LabPad while playing the simulation.

Following is a list of all the relevant theory pages to boost your learning: - DNA - Linkage analysis - Microsatellite - Allele - Dominant and recessive allele - Breast cancer allele - Pedigree - Cancer - Breast cancer - Heritable cancer - PCR - Gel electrophoresis