Positive and negative effects of UV

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1304-positive-and-negative-effects-of-uv
The Earth’s atmosphere blocks most of the Sun’s UV radiation from penetrating through the ...

Impacts of biotechnology on society

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1209-impacts-of-biotechnology-on-society
Biotechnology has helped improve the quality of people’s lives for over 10,000 years. Today’s ...

Transgenic cows – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/834-transgenic-cows-introduction
Scientists at AgResearch in New Zealand have successfully produced healthy transgenic cows that ...

Modern biotechnology

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1206-modern-biotechnology
The discovery that genes are made up of DNA and can be isolated, copied and manipulated has led ...

Mistakes in DNA

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1328-mistakes-in-dna
Genetic messages are found on the chromosomes, and we can think of them as genetic codes that ...

The genotype/phenotype connection

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/201-the-genotype-phenotype-connection
What role do genes play in development? How does your genotype contribute to your phenotype? Or ...

Techniques used to make transgenic cows

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/857-techniques-used-to-make-transgenic-cows
Scientists producing transgenic cows use a range of techniques including DNA cloning ...

Transgenic cows making modified milk

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/843-transgenic-cows-making-modified-milk
In 2000, AgResearch generated their first transgenic cows. These cows produced modified or ...

Obesity: genetic or environmental?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/203-obesity-genetic-or-environmental
Rachael Taylor is a Research Associate Professor based at the Edgar National Centre for ...

Breeding a new apple cultivar

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/844-breeding-a-new-apple-cultivar
Breeding a new apple cultivar takes a long time and involves many steps. The aim is to produce ...

Transgenic cows making therapeutic proteins

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/856-transgenic-cows-making-therapeutic-proteins
Scientists at AgResearch have generated transgenic cows that produce therapeutic proteins in ...

Breeding easy care sheep

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/814-breeding-easy-care-sheep
Easy care sheep developed by AgResearch were produced using selective breeding. Find out more ...

Developments in medical imaging – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1906-developments-in-medical-imaging-timeline
This timeline provides a look at some of major developments in medical imaging. 8 November 1895 ...

Uniquely me – key Terms

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1760-uniquely-me-key-terms
What makes you, you and me, me? Genes or environment? How we look and act is the result of the ...

Future uses of transgenic cows

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/880-future-uses-of-transgenic-cows
AgResearch scientists have generated transgenic cows with biomedical and agricultural ...

Economic impacts of GM crops

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2180-economic-impacts-of-gm-crops
Can farmers make a profit from growing genetically modified (GM) food crops? Economic modelling ...

Breeding red-fleshed apples – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/839-breeding-red-fleshed-apples-introduction
Find out how and why a red-fleshed apple variety is being bred in New Zealand, and discover how ...

Genetic information and apple breeding

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/847-genetic-information-and-apple-breeding
Information about apple genetics is helping breeders at Plant & Food Research in New ...

How do people find out that they have cancer?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1012-how-do-people-find-out-that-they-have-cancer
Cancer is often discovered when people go to their doctor because they have discovered a lump ...

Genes and lactose intolerance

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2016-genes-and-lactose-intolerance
In New Zealand, we drink a lot of milk, so you might be surprised to learn that most adults in ...

Easy care sheep – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/811-easy-care-sheep-introduction
Easy care sheep, developed by AgResearch, have been selectively bred to be more productive and ...

A genetic test for lactose intolerance

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2017-a-genetic-test-for-lactose-intolerance
A genetic test for lactose intolerance has been devised by researchers at the Canterbury Health ...

Exploring genetic variation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1170-exploring-genetic-variation
In this activity, students gain an understanding of the importance of genetic diversity within ...

What is biotechnology?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1201-what-is-biotechnology
‘Biotechnology’ generally refers to the use of a living organism or part of a living organism ...
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