These resources will help your pupils understand the Thalidomide tragedy, how it affected its victims, and what could have been done to prevent it. They will learn about the drug development process and the role of animal research within it and consider the ethical implications of science in society.


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Created: Sep 12, 2013

Updated: Oct 15, 2015

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Thalidomide lesson

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