Category Archives: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology

Genetic Engineering: Glowing Pigs and Fish

I’ve no idea where this clip was taken from, but it’s a good 5-minute warmer for the topic of GM and it’s possibilities and potential pitfalls. – Stem Cell Stories

Stem Cell Story

Stem Cell Story

These video resources from are well worth investing in – and since I bought the first video last year, there have been three more produced. Three are now available to view online. Great quality, short and suitable.

Edit: 2011 They can now be viewed online through their website and YouTube!

Respirocytes: Nanobot Technology Aiding Respiration

I still can’t get my head around nanobots and mini-medicine: I think I was spoiled by watching ‘Innerspace’ at my seventh or eighth birthday party.  It’s amazing what can be done, and respirocytes are a great example.

Teaching idea: get your group to write a narrative for this short clip, outlining in brief how respirocytes work. They might want to import the clip into SMART Notebook and include more diagrams and the like in their presentation.

The Foresight Nanotech Institute has some good, though heavy, background information on the subject. It might also give some of the Bio/Phys fence-straddlers food for thought in their uni choices. I’d be interested to know what kinds of degree pathways bring you into this field – it seems to be where the money is. Biomedical Engineering? Medical Materials Engineering? Robotics?

GM Food and You

 European Commission video on GM foods.

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