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KS3 Science & Maths - Breaking News!: Genome

Information to help you create a science and maths news flash, mini-documentary or advert (year 8) - compiled by your Librarians.

Stimulus Questions

§  Why do people get so worked up about pigs with human transplant organs?

§  Should we work towards engineering “perfect humans” for the future?

§  Can X-men (or women) really exist? What role do mutations have in genetics and evolution?

§  How do we know that we are 78% genetically identical to bananas? What kinds of technologies have allowed us to explore the human genome and how do we use them?

§  How would you feel if you were the first human clone? Do you have the same rights as your original?

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The Human Genome project Video - 3D Animation

(Source of video: youtube)

The Geee! in GENOME

Genetic Engineering in Humans

How Stuff Works - Human Genome Project

Books in the Senior Library

Pig to human transplants