Dig into the science of how a single genetic mutation alters the structure of hemoglobin and leads to sickle-cell disease.
What shape are your cells? Squishy cylinders? Jagged zig-zags? You might not spend a lot of time thinking about the bodies of these building blocks, but microscopically, small variations can have huge consequences. And while some adaptations change these shapes for the better, others can spark debilitating complications. Amber Yates dives into the science of the malignant sickle-cell mutation.
Lesson by Amber M. Yates, directed by Axon Animation LLC.
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