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Senior Biology Learning Resources

These resources originate from the LENScience Senior Biology Series and are designed to aid learning for senior secondary school students. Original recordings of the seminars, as well as student and teacher resources, are all accessible via these web pages.


  • Feast or Famine: Understanding Gene Expression

    These learning resources explore how environment during early development impacts gene expression throughout life and how scientists in New Zealand are working to try to understand more about this important phenomenon.

  • Huntington's Disease: Understanding a Mutation

    These learning resources focus on the role of mutations in disease. Huntington’s disease (HD) is a disease of the brain caused by the inheritance of a mutated autosomal dominant allele of the Huntington’s gene.

  • Insight into Blindness: Science Partnership for Discovery

    The resources presented in these web pages explore scientists’ collaboration with one whanau as they work to discover the genetics behind a serious visual impairment.

  • Aneuploidy and Related Biotechnologies

    These resources explore inherited conditions caused by gene and chromosome mutations. The focus is on aneuploidy, which is is the most commonly identified chromosome abnormality in humans.

  • Breast Cancer and Biotechnology

    The learning resources presented in these web pages explore the topic of breast cancer, the hallmarks of cancer and biotechnologies that are being used to treat cancerous cells.

  • Animal Navigation: Magnetic Sense

    The learning resources presented in these web pages explore the topic of animal navigation and migration, why animals migrate and the innate senses some animals have that aid in this process.