- Unit 2 (AoS1): How is inheritance explained?
- Unit 3 (AoS1): What is the role of nucleic acids and proteins in maintaining life?
- Unit 4 (AoS3): How is scientific inquiry used to investigate cellular processes and/or biological change?
Technical and Personal Skills
Scientific inquiry, key science skills, problem solving,
Following the extraordinary discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA and the subsequent completion of comprehensive sequencing of the human genome, the importance of genetics and the associated career opportunities continue to grow.
In this program students will use gel electrophoresis, together with a family’s medical history, to diagnose a monogenetic or “single-gene” disorder and practice providing valuable genetic counselling.
While the gels are running, the students will be either led by a scientist on a tour of the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute (FECRI), with a focus on the real world applications of gel electrophoresis in their research, or learn some gamified Mendelian principles.