The Biotechnology Learning Hub provides teaching resources for primary and secondary schools. We link modern biotechnology in New Zealand to the school curriculum.
The Biotechnology Learning Hub is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), and managed by the University of Waikato.
How a tiny parasitic crab affects mussel aquaculture (Leigh Marine Laboratory).
Transgenic cows can be used to alter milk composition or to produce therapeutic proteins (AgResearch).
Adding fish oil to food without making it taste or smell fishy (Riddet Institute).
Mānuka honey is the active ingredient in a new wound dressing (University of Waikato and Comvita).
How biocontrol may help reduce possum numbers in New Zealand (AgResearch).
Casein proteins are extracted from milk for use in food products and infant formula (Tatua Dairy Cooperative).
Xenotransplantation could increase availability of donor cells, tissues and organs.
Biotechnology is used to diagnose and treat food intolerance and allergies.
Development of new biotechnology products for sale means considering design, feasibility, testing and quality.
New Zealand’s cultural and natural history gives us unique knowledge and materials for biotechnology.
Understanding cell biology and genetics will help us develop new biotechnologies.
Biotechnology is used to process trace evidence at crime scenes, such as hair, skin, blood or semen.
New solutions to health problems from beneficial bacteria, vaccines, stem cells or organ transplants.
Use this worksheet for a structured approach to exploring controversial issues with students.
The worksheet describes five commonly used ethical frameworks and provides focus questions to help scaffold student thinking. You can enter your own ethical issue, choose one or more of the ethical frameworks and have students answer the questions individually or in groups.
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