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Cellular Specialization

Cell Biology Learning Framework

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Cellular Specialization
How can and why do cells with the same genomes have different structures and functions?
  • Describe how differential gene regulation causes cell differentiation.
  • Compare and contrast the structure and function of different cell types.
  • Predict how a drug with a known target would affect the function of a specific cell type (e.g., a neuron).
  • Evaluate the strength and limitations of pieces of evidence in support of the claim that a particular inherited diseases affects a specific cell type.
  • Evaluate the benefits of cell specialization in organisms with varying degrees of complexity.
  • Evaluate evidence in support of the claim stem cells have great potential in the treatment of a variety of human diseases.


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