DNA profiling

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1980-dna-profiling
DNA profiling is the process where a specific DNA pattern, called a profile, is obtained from a ...

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 ...

History of xenotransplantation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1214-history-of-xenotransplantation
Xenotransplantation was attempted unsuccessfully in the early 1900s. Several key research ...

Xenotransplantation – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1213-xenotransplantation-introduction
Xenotransplantation is when living cells, tissues or organs are transplanted between species ...

Stem cell research – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1967-stem-cell-research-timeline
The last 10 years have seen a huge increase in research into stem cells, but when did it all ...

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 ...

DNA detective

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/211-dna-detective
In this activity, students learn about the collection and processing of DNA evidence and use ...

Xenotransplantation – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2125-xenotransplantation-timeline
This timeline features some of the key events in xenotransplantation from the early 1900s until ...

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 ...

Butterfly defence mechanisms

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/507-butterfly-defence-mechanisms
Butterflies are the exhibitionists of the insect world. For many invertebrates, camouflage is ...

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 ...

Crime scene evidence

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1979-crime-scene-evidence
Forensic scientists collect or process trace evidence such as hair, skin, blood or semen ...

Antarctic marine ecosystem

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/949-antarctic-marine-ecosystem
The Antarctic ecosystem is unique in that the food chains are very short and often based on the ...

Renewable energy sources

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1571-renewable-energy-sources
Renewable energy is fuel that comes from a source that can be replenished in a short amount of ...

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 ...

Nuclear energy

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1581-nuclear-energy
For many people, the term ‘nuclear energy’ is associated with negative events and feelings ...

Energy sources through time – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1636-energy-sources-through-time-timeline
Use this timeline to explore how humans have relied on fossil fuels in the past and how we are ...

Antarctic terrestrial ecosystem

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/951-antarctic-terrestrial-ecosystem
Antarctica is not just a land of ice and snow – it is the coldest, driest climate on earth ...

Hydro power

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1574-hydro-power
Hydro power uses water to generate electricity. Most hydro electricity is generated from fresh ...

Nanoscience explained

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1640-nanoscience-explained
‘Nano’ means small, right? Sort of. To scientists, ‘nano’ doesn’t just mean small. It means ...

Frameworks for ethical analysis

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2146-frameworks-for-ethical-analysis
Ethics is the study of why certain decisions are understood to be morally right or morally ...

Pig cell transplants – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/887-pig-cell-transplants-introduction
Living Cell Technologies (LCT) is a New Zealand company at the forefront of xenotransplantation ...
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