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Polymerase Chain Reaction

This poster illustrates the stages of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and the uses of this in cancer research, tissue matching, forensic medicine, infection detection and genetic testing.

The X Bacteria

In this practical protocol students investigate one way in which bacteria acquire antibiotic resistance through conjugation - horizontal gene transfer from one bacterial strain or species to another.

Plasmid-mediated evolution is fast because whole functional ‘modules’ are lost and gained, rather than the...

Careers in pharmacology

Leaflet looks at the skills and aptitudes needed for careers in clinical and research pharmacology. Pharmacology career case studies are also included.

Gene technologies article

This resource looks at the development of genetic modification, genome editing and CRISPR, and where these technologies might lead. 

New genetic engineering technologies offer exciting opportunities to speed up the traditional plant breeding process and generate high-yielding, disease-resistant, climate...

DNA in the Garden

Produced by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), these resources contain two sets of materials, suitable for Key Stage Three/Four or post-16 students. They explore the science and surprises behind plant DNA. Separate worksheets for each age group cover: * What plant DNA is * How plant...


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