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Exploring Bioethics

helps students grapple with ethical issues posed by advances in the life sciences. For Grades 9-12, this curriculum supplement (one of dozens from NIH) focuses on real life cases -- vaccinations, genetic testing, and more. Six inquiry-based modules help students learn to distinguish: What are the ethical questions? The relevant facts? Who could be affected by decisions? (National Institutes of Health)

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Interesting Fact:

As scientists discover more and more about human genetics, individuals and their family members will have more opportunities to have genetic testing. It is critical that everyone involved understand the difference between inherited and somatic genetic mutations and be able to successfully interpret the meaning of mutations deemed to be genetic risk factors.
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