AQA new specification-Screening genetic disorders-B13.10
NB-This resource has been edited since the last review* [30/9/17]
Screening for genetic disorders lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1).
Designed for a higher ability TRILOGY(combined science) class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. Includes: slide animations, embedded videos and practice questions with answers on slides as well as a quiz. This video contains many videos and is a great lesson to spark a debate. I'd appreciate a review after your lesson :)

AQA spec link: 6.1.7
Relevant chapter: B13 Genetics and reproduction. AQA Biology third edition textbook-Page 214-215.

Some disorders are inherited. These disorders are caused by the inheritance of certain alleles. • Polydactyly (having extra fingers or toes) is caused by a dominant allele. • Cystic fibrosis (a disorder of cell membranes) is caused by a recessive allele. Students should make informed judgements about the economic, social and ethical issues concerning embryo screening, given appropriate information.
WS 1.3 Appreciate that embryo screening and gene therapy may alleviate suffering but consider the ethical issues which arise.
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Created: Sep 19, 2017

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