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  • Family history plays a very important role in the predisposition to obesity (and type 2 diabetes). Scientists base their research on the comparison between the DNA of obese and diabetic people with the DNA of healthy individuals; to do this, they need to extract the DNA from the cells. With this protocol, you can extract DNA from your cells quickly and easily.


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  • Biotechnology allows us to see and even modify the most intimate characteristics of living beings: the ones that form their genome. However, this begs the question as to whether it is right to let scientists alter and create organisms. What limits should be placed on the selection and implantation of embryos? What impact does biotechnology have on developing countries? To what extent do we...


  • What role does pharmaceutical treatment play and how can patients be given access to different types of treatment? This discussion game offers young people the chance to investigate topics such as overmedication, vaccination and alternative or complementary medicine. We'll also be asking you to look carefully at a series of statements and situations related to the ethical and social...

  • This document gives an overview of the current situation of biomedical research in this field, including its related ethical, legal and social issues.

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  • This document provides information on the multimedia resources (videos, games, virtual experiments) available in this subject module on the Xplore Health site. For each tool, you will find teaching guidelines and an explanation of how to use them in class.

  • Orphan drugs are medicines which have been developed to diagnose and treat rare diseases. Although they can be beneficial for millions of people, they tend to be expensive both for patients and health systems. Is there an upper limit on what should be invested in a single patient?

    Use this PlayDecide discussion game to talk plainly and effectively about controversial issues....

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  • By following this protocol, you can take part in the synthesis of a drug being studied as a potential treatment for Parkinson's disease. Afterwards, you will analyse the resulting product.

    This experimental protocol is the ideal opportunity for you to reproduce an experiment exactly how it is done at research centres. You can do it at one of the research centres and museums that...

  • This document gives an overview of the current situation of biomedical research in this field, including its related ethical, legal and social issues.

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