University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lesson 3: How can genetics change your clock?

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Lesson Description:

The goal of this lesson is to teach the students about how changes to circadian genes can have physiological effects that may or may not have circadian phenotypes. Students construct a physical model of a circadian gene, Period 2 (per2). Using this model, students explain how changes in the nucleic acid sequence can change protein structure and, ultimately, alter protein function.

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