Novel activities for teaching
about epigenetics and ethics
Lyndsey Wright
Collaborators:
Dr Mark Goodwin and Dr Chris Will...
Epigenetics
Epi (greek): in addition to, on
• The study of heritable changes in gene
expression without a change in DNA
se...
Approach
• Primarily undergraduate level
• Initially teacher led then small
group work
• Four independent case studies
• W...
Task 1: Presentation or
summary for the Minister of
Health on epigenetic
importance of maternal
nutrition
Task 2: Research...
Resources include:
• Journal articles
• Newspaper
articles
• Podcasts
• Interviews
• Editorials
• Videos
Novel activities for teaching about epigenetics and ethics
Novel activities for teaching about epigenetics and ethics
Novel activities for teaching about epigenetics and ethics
Novel activities for teaching about epigenetics and ethics
Novel activities for teaching about epigenetics and ethics
Novel activities for teaching about epigenetics and ethics
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Novel activities for teaching about epigenetics and ethics

  1. 1. Novel activities for teaching about epigenetics and ethics Lyndsey Wright Collaborators: Dr Mark Goodwin and Dr Chris Willmott
  2. 2. Epigenetics Epi (greek): in addition to, on • The study of heritable changes in gene expression without a change in DNA sequence. • Increasingly highlighted in the public domain; raises a number of social, legal, economic and ethical issues.
  3. 3. Approach • Primarily undergraduate level • Initially teacher led then small group work • Four independent case studies • Wide range of external resources • Assignment → presentation or summary
  4. 4. Task 1: Presentation or summary for the Minister of Health on epigenetic importance of maternal nutrition Task 2: Research Government initiatives that aim to tackle maternal nutrition and how it fits in with knowledge of epigenetics
  5. 5. Resources include: • Journal articles • Newspaper articles • Podcasts • Interviews • Editorials • Videos

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