'Big Picture: Genes, Genomes and Health' out now
5 January 2010
In 2000, the working draft of the human genome was unveiled. Now, a decade later, genetic research has made mind-boggling progress. But how does this research help us understand how our genes make us who we are? What issues are raised by these developments? What does the future of genetic research hold?
Find the answers to these questions and more in ‘Big Picture: Genes, Genomes and Health’, the Wellcome Trust's free resource for teachers and learners, which has just been published.
You can download a PDF of the issue or order print copies. There's a wealth of extra content online: everything from videos and animations to a lesson plan based on the National DNA Database. There's also a downloadable teacher's pack to make putting lessons together easier.
You can let us know what you think of this issue, along with any other comments, questions or suggestions you have about the series, by emailing the 'Big Picture' team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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