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  • Produce a protein using different organisms!

    Phase 2: You can now synthesis the protein using the bacteria and plant and animal cells if you follow the correct protocols and select the optimum conditions for carrying out the experiment. 

    (Remember to save the required temperatures for moving onto the next...

  • Check that you have the correct DNA sample for your research!

    Phase 1: With the genetic material necessary for producing EPO to hand, you'll be invited to perform translation in order to obtain the protein. With the help of the computer you'll then check if you've obtained the desired protein and will know if the genetic material is fit for purpose. 

    Once you've done that you can move onto phase 2. You'll need to save your DNA sequence for...

  • Use organisms to grow a drug against anaemia!

    Would you like to help Pepe cure his anaemia? In this game you'll be producing EPO, a protein which helps in the formation of red blood cells and can therefore be used as a drug to treat anaemia.

    There are three parts to the game: ensuring the DNA is correct, synthesising the protein and then selecting the right organism for producing the drug. It is perfect for finding out more about...

  • Engineer skin!

    Would you like to help treat a diabetic's ulcer? In this game we invite you to explore the structure of skin and to produce cells which will help Ana's wound to heal. The same method is also being used to try to obtain bone, cartilage and muscle cells. 

  • Plants to farm drugs

    Can plants act as drug “factories”? This video shows us a new line of research which involves using agrobacteria to produce drugs. Transgenic plants can be used to obtain drugs for treating illnesses like AIDS or other infectious or tropical diseases. 

  • Genomics: ethical issues

    Do we have the right to know if we will be struck down with an illness, or can we choose not to find out? Knowing can change the decisions we make. Do we need one single piece of legislation covering all countries in order to regulate access to this information? Listen to what these experts have to say and then share your opinion.

  • Thank you very much for using our resources. We are working on the lesson plan on vaccination and it will be available in a few days. Sorry for any inconvenience

    Do you want an interactive way to discuss the topic of vaccinations in science classes using an innovative approach that combines research with ethical, legal and social aspects? In this document you will find...

  • Thank you very much for using our resources. We are working on the worksheet for students on vaccination and it will be available in a few days. Sorry for any inconvenience

    Vaccinations help save the lives of 2.5 million children every year. We propose a series of activities so you can learn what vaccines are, what effectiveness, safety and quality tests they must...

  • What are vaccines and which are their ingredients? What are the benefits and risks of getting vaccinated or not? Should vaccinations be mandatory? This debating game gives you the chance to debate the use of vaccines and the rights and obligations that various social actors, like families and health officials, should have.

    How do you play this debating game? The participants are divided...

  • Vaccines help to save the lives of 2.5 million children every year. They are one of the most useful and cost-effective public health measures. However, there are groups that refuse to get vaccinated for different reasons. This not only exposes them to serious health risks, it also jeopardises other people who can’t get vaccinated. When the number of vaccinated people in a population drops,...