B1 You and your genes - weblinks

Genetics are rarely out of the news. For news reports on recent events take a look at the Guardian website http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/genetics where you will also find links to other related science topics.

Activity B1.2.1
http://www.ncbe.reading.ac.uk/

The National Centre for Biotechnology Education (NCBE), website has pages with the  protocols for a wide range of school biotechnology practical activities.

Activity B1.2.2
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/nature-experiment-for-twins/story-e6frf7lf-1111114793928

This story about a pair of twins in the US separated at birth for a research project into nature or nurture provides material for an ethical debate.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1101746/A-truly-unbreakable-bond-Twins-separated-birth-lived-miles-apart-30-years-came-twist-fate-.html

This story is about a pair of twins in the UK separated at birth when both were given up for adoption.

Activity B1.4.3
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/aug/19/caster-semenya-800m-world-athletics-championships-gender

This story describes the beginning and the end of the controversy surrounding Caster Semenya, a South African track athlete with hyperandrogenism.

 
Lesson B1.7
Contact details: uyseg-21@york.ac.uk

Activity sheet AB1.7.2 is available as an A2 poster from the UYSEG project office at York.

 
Activity B1.7.1
http://www.rcog.org.uk/womens-health/clinical-guidance/amniocentesis-what-you-need-know#risk

This pdf document provides patient information for a woman considering CVS or amniocentesis

 
Activity B1.7.3
www.guardian.co.uk/science/genetics and http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/ethics

The Guardian website includes a wide range of report around current genetics and ethics issues

 
Lesson B1.10.2
www.hfea.gov.uk

The HFEA provides information for patients, donors, and donor-conceived people.