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Video

Low

Audio

Low

Animation

None

Equivalent to FETAC

Level 5

Equivalent to QCF (UK)

Level 3

Language

EN

Publisher

OpenLearn

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Learning Outcome

Modules in Biology - Genes and Gene Technology

This module provides an introduction to the evolution of mammals. It also covers DNA and the genome.


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This module explores how information contained in DNA is used, explaining the flow of information from DNA to RNA to protein.


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This module looks at how units of inheritance are transmitted from one generation to the next.


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This module looks at three different uses of genetic testing: pre-natal diagnosis, childhood testing and adult testing.


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In this module you will consider the genetic manipulation of plants, and the production of GM crops.


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The ethical concerns that have resulted from the emergence of genetic manipulation are explored in this module.


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Comments & Reviews

  • Ethan Whitcombe United Kingdom Very helpful, and a great learning experience in gene course 2014-05-20 22:05:05
  • Babatunde Ezekiel Akinwumi Nigeria Course Module: Module 1: Evolution, DNA and the GenomeCourse Topic: The odd one outComment: COURSE: GENES AND GENE TECHNOLOGY: TOPIC IN MODULE 1: The old one out: Comment : I gained more understanding from this topic, it lets me know the one that is the most different from others in its appearance, and the most different habitat which is whale. whale has no legs, it lives in the sea while other live on land. In its appearance, it gives proper evidence to know that it is most different amoung others. I can say that rhino is the old one out because it is very endangering amoung others. 2013-05-18 12:05:00
  • Babatunde Ezekiel Akinwumi Nigeria Course Module: Module 1: Evolution, DNA and the GenomeCourse Topic: Introduction to the evolution of mammalsComment: Course module: Module1: Evolution, DNA and The Genome. Course Topic: Introduction to the evolution of mammals. This introduction makes me know many mammals that belongs to the same group and it makes me know how many section of mammals that has placental. It makes know the mammals that evolved from common ancentor to different groups which do not have placental, which is monotremes and marsupials mammal. It is really encourages me to learn more about this course. It is very interesting. 2013-05-05 14:05:08
  • Hiba Shafique Saudi Arabia Course Module: Module 4: Gene Testing and Gene Therapy
    Course Topic: Introduction to genetic testing
    Comment: i love this course it have just cleared al of my concepts i think every medical student must do it 2012-09-21 12:09:42
  • Joshua Stone Ghana Course Module: Module 1: Evolution, DNA and the Genome
    Course Topic: The chemical structure of DNA
    Comment: I found that the terminology on DNA and genome quite insightful. Through my own collective research, I discovered that the word genome comes from Greece (γίνομαι) meaning " I become, I am born, to come into being". It's also known that the Oxford English Dictionary suggests that the name should be a blend of words, gene and chromosome creating the existence of genome. A few related - ome already existed, such as biome and rhizome, forming a vocabulary into which genome fits in systematically.In modern molecular biology and genetic, the genome of the entirety of an organism hereditary information. It is encoded either in the DNA or for many types of virus, in the RNA.The genome includes both the genes and the non-coding sequences of the DNA/RNA. The term was adapted in 1920 by Hans Winkler, Professor of Botany at the University of Hamburg in Germany. 2012-03-07 05:03:46
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