6.1.3 Manipulating Genomes OCR A level Biology (12-14 lessons)
For the new OCR specification 12-14 lessons depending on pace.
A tricky unit of work to navigate through - I have chosen to do it in the order below, you may wish to teach in a different order!

I have also included the hand out that I print for students to annotate during lessons

1. Development of DNA sequencing - timeline with Ted talks James Watson
1b. ( optional 2 hr documentary BBC horizon The race for the double helix
2. Gel electrophoresis and Sanger method
3. PCR, advantages and applications
4. DNA profiling and its uses including DNA probes
5a. Human Genome Project - comparing the DNA of individuals of the same species and different species link to 4.2.2
5b. Predicting amino acid sequences and epidemiology link to 2.1.3
6. Synthetic biology uses and examples. incl. Tedx ' The dark side of the double helix'
7. Principles of genetic engineering
8. Techniques of Genetic engineering
9. Genetic modification and ethics
10. Gene therapy (somatic and germ line)
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Created: Jan 15, 2017

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