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Genetics and Disease

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Genetics and disease teaches students about a key method called PCR which is widely used in genetics research. Students will simulate a PCR reaction in the classroom and then explore the different methods which they could use to analyse their results, particularly gel electrophoresis. Students will develop an understanding of the genetics of disease and how they can be diagnosed in a clinical setting. The session has been developed around the current A Level syllabus so can be used to support classroom teaching.




60 minutes

Learning outcomes

  • Subject specific knowledge
  • HE awareness
  • Researching 
Relevant subjects Type of activity Suitable audiences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Events in School
  • Y 12
  • Y 13
  • KS 5