Aneuploidy and Related Biotechnologies

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Aneuploidy and Related Biotechnologies

The Seminar Paper and Questions

  • Download the seminar paper here and read this in preparation for your in-school workshop prior to the seminar on May 28th.
  • Download the seminar questions here.  Use the focus questions to help you as you read the paper. 

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The Challenge Questions

  • The CHALLENGE QUESTIONS are for discussion in your school workshop after the seminar. 
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Links to your school programme

This seminar links to NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards:

  • AS 90714 Biology 3.2 Research a contemporary biological issue
  • AS 90715 Biology 3.3 Describe the role of DNA in relation to gene expression
  • AS 90718 Biology 3.6 Describe applications of biotechnological techniques

A list of objectives from your Year 13 programme that link into the seminar can be found on page 4 of the Questions and Disucssion Handout.

About the Presenters

Jacquie Bay   |  Richard Fisher    |     Bert Stewart    |     Jenny Warrington  

Assisted Reproductive Technologies Research: The Liggins Institute - Fertility Associates

Liggins Institute Deputy Director, Professor Wayne Cutfield leads a child development research group at the Liggins Institute. This group collaborates with scientists from Fertility Associates and has a number of research projects which investigate aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Fertility Associates supports a research fellow, Dr Mark Green, through a grant to the Liggins Institute (the Fertility Associates’ Research Fellowship Fund). Dr Green is using bovine models to try to understand why stimulated follicles do not nurture eggs as well as the dominant follicle in natural cycles. Ultimately this work is looking to improve on the fact that only 10% of oocytes collected in human IVF typically result in a live birth. Click here to read more.

Useful Links and References to Online Papers

Nature Education References:

Nature Education is an online free access source of scientific papers written for students.  You will find them informative and easy to read.  


Maori Attitudes to assisted human reproduction Dr Marewa Glover of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences School of Population Health is the author of a study into Maori attitudes to assisted human reproduction.

Dr Marewa has kindly provided a copy of this report for use by students and schools.  Click here...........

Useful Web Sites

Fertility Associates

NZ Bioethics Council Who Get's Born Report

Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology

Ethics Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology

Genes, Society and the Future (University of Otago and NZ Law Foundation Project)

Antenatal Down Syndrome Screening in NZ  - Report 2007

Centre for Genetics Education

Your Genes Your Health - a multimedia guide to genetic disorders

NZ Down Syndrome Association

Huntington's Disease Association of NZ

Cystic Fibrosis NZ

Muscular Dystrophy Association of NZ