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Hot topics and ethical issues

gene editing and direct to consumer testing
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Aside from fundamental genomics, genomics applications and technologies often make the headlines. These might be discussions that link to your curricula, or that naturally come up from classroom discussions. For example, some A Level curricula include aspects ethics in genetics and genomics.

In these videos, Jon Roberts highlights some of the main ‘hot topics’ in genomics, and where the ethical and societal implications lie.


Jon Roberts on gene editing

Jon Roberts on direct to consumer testing

In the next step we will be looking at more resources to help you address ethical topics with students.

What are some (non-pandemic) hot topics you’ve seen or that have come up in class?

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