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Aneuploidy and Related Biotechnologies

The learning resources presented in these web pages 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. The resources explain some of the reproductive biotechnologies that are used to test for inherited genetic conditions before birth.

About the Learning Resources

These resources focus on the role of mutations in the inheritance of genetic conditions and the biotechnologies that can be used to screen and diagnose for these conditions before and during pregnancy. While the focus is on aneuploidy, these resources also look at heritable gene mutations. These resources link to concepts in the year 13 biology programme and develop understanding of how knowledge of these concepts can be applied in human situations. A list of the year 13 concepts linked to the resources presented in these web pages can be found below. 

Resource Links

What is Aneuploidy?

A page for teachers and senior students summarising key concepts associated with aneuploidy, causes and related conditions.


Reproductive Technologies: Genetic Screening

This page summarises key information about the reproductive technologies that can be used to screen and diagnose aneuploidy syndromes before birth.


Discussion Questions

Resource questions designed to further discussion and promote understanding of gene expression related to inherited conditions. 


Challenge Questions

Further questions on the subject of aneuploidy designed to stimulate more in-depth conversation and learning.


Seminar Recording

An in-stream version of the seminar series the resources on these web pages originate from.


Seminar Paper

Download the seminar paper.


Links to Curriculum and Assessment of Learning

Information for teachers on how these resources link to current curriculum objectives.


Further Resources

Additional resources for teachers to further understand the resources presented in these web pages.