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This poster illustrates how biotechnology is used to develop new medicines, grow new tissues and organs, and genetic testing.

Stem Cell Research

This poster illustrates how to culture adult stem cells, embryonic stem cells and the process of therapeutic stem cell cloning.

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.

DIY Su Doku

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, explains the spreadsheet that makes generating chemistry Su Doku puzzles quick and easy. Whenever there is a list of related facts that you want your students to learn, a Su Doku puzzle may be an appropriate tool to help.

This activity is part of a...

Which is the Odd One Out? (Organic)

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, encourages a rapid consideration of the range of concepts met in organic chemistry. Students need to think laterally in some cases. Prior knowledge of chirality, oxidation level, electrophiles, nucleophiles, bases and π bonds is required. The activity is aimed at...

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...


This issue of the Big Picture explores proteins by their different function, with examples of how they give structure to living things, carry messages and molecules around our bodies, support the immune system, catalyse chemical reactions, and their use in industry and medicine:

[b]Probing proteins[/b] A...

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...

Linnean Society Posters

There are four posters in this resource covering the following areas of the biology curriculum:

Biodiversity: gives an overview of what biodiversity is, how it is measured and the threats to biodiversity

Classification: describes the main features of classification and the binomial system of...


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