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Edheads: Sickle Cell DNA Game

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Experiential Tools | Added on January 12, 2018

Sickle Cell Disease by NIH Image Gallery, CC BY-NC 2.0, https://flic.kr/p/Ja6T3z

Are you interested in genetic counselling? Try out this game to learn more about this field! Play the role of a genetic counsellor helping a couple who are concerned about passing down sickle cell anemia to their potential children.

You can also find out more about what genetic counsellors do and read FAQs for students on the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors website.

Finally, find out more about the role, salary, education, job prospects, etc. of genetic counsellors in Canada.

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Formats: Game, Video, Website

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YouTube video

Materials required:

  • Computer

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alleles amino acids cells chromosomes diseases disorders DNA educator family history genes genetic conditions genetic counselling/counseling genetic counsellor/counselor genetics genograms healthcare hemoglobin high-risk pregnancies hospital inherited conditions laboratory medical molecules mutations patient advocate prenatal diagnosis prenatal testing prevention proteins public health policy psychological recessive red blood cells research sickle cell anemia

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  • Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biotechnology
  • Psychology

Programs of study indirectly linked

Vocational training

  • Health, Assistance and Nursing (5825)


  • Biomedical Laboratory Technology (140.B0)
  • Diagnostic Imaging (142.A0)
  • Nursing (180.A0)


  • Immunology
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physiology
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Social Work
  • Statistics

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