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Bioethical content within the new AS and A2 Level Biology specifications:
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Bioethical Issues AQA
Biology
AQA Human Biology Edexcel Concept & Context Led Approaches OCR
Biology
WJEC
Biology
Ageing   A2 3.4 Unit 4: 3.4.2 Growing up, growing old      
Agriculture A2 3.4 Unit 4: 3.4.5 Ecosystems and the efficiency of transferA2 3.5 Unit 5: 3.5.8 Gene cloning technologies     A2 3.5 Unit 5: 3.5.8 Gene cloning technologies  
Animal Research     A2 Unit 5 Topic 8: Grey matter 3.5 A2 Unit F215: 5.2.3 Genomes and gene technologies  
Antibiotics AS 3.1 Unit 2: 3.2.10 Adaptation and selection AS 3.1 Unit 1: 3.1.4 MicroorganismsA2 3.5 Unit 5: 3.5.6 People and their microorganisms      
Biofuels   A2 3.5 Unit 5: 3.5.5 Plants and fossil fuels      
Cloning A2 3.5 Unit 5: 3.5.8 Gene cloning technologies     A2 3.5 A2 Unit F215: 5.2.1 Cloning in plants and animals A2 Assessment Unit BY5: 5.6 Reproduction and genetics
DNA Fingerprinting A2 3.5 Unit 5: Genetic fingerprinting   A2 Unit 4 Topic 6: Infection, immunity and forensics   AS Assessment Unit BY2: 2.1 Organisms and evolutionA2 Assessment Unit BY5: 5.6 Reproduction and genetics
Drug Trials     AS Unit 2 Topic 4: Biodiversity and natural resources    
Enhancement     A2 Unit 5 Topic 7: Run for your life    
Gene Ownership   A2 3.4 Unit 4: 3.4.4 New genes for old     A2 Assessment Unit BY5: 5.6 Reproduction and genetics
Gene Therapy A2 3.5 Unit 5: 3.5.8 Gene cloning technologies   AS Unit 1 Topic 2: Genes and health A2 3.5 Unit F215 Module 2: Biotechnology and gene technologiesA2 3.5 Unit F215 Module 2: 5.2.3 Genomes and Gene Technologies A2 Assessment Unit BY5: 5.6 Reproduction and genetics
Genetic Counselling A2 3.5 Unit 5: Gene cloning and transfer A2 3.4 Unit 4: 3.4.2 Passing on your genes      
Genetic Engineering A2 3.5 Unit 5: Gene cloning and transfer A2 3.4 Unit 4: 3.4.4 New genes for oldA2 3.5 Unit 5: 3.5.2 People change communities A2 Unit 5 Topic 8: Grey matter A2 3.5 Unit F215: Control, genomes and environmentA2 3.5 Unit F215: 5.2.3 Genomes and gene technologies A2 Assessment Unit BY5: 5.6 Reproduction and genetics
Genetic Screening   A2 3.4 Unit 4: 3.4.2 Passing on your genes AS Unit 1 Topic 2: Genes and health   A2 Assessment Unit BY5: 5.6 Reproduction and genetics
Genetic Testing A2 3.5 Unit 5: 3.5.7 Gene expressionA2 3.5 Unit 5: 3.5.8 Gene cloning technologies A2 3.4 Unit 4: 3.4.2 Passing on your genes AS Unit 1 Topic 2: Genes and health   A2 Assessment Unit BY5: 5.4 InheritanceA2 Assessment Unit BY5: 5.6 Reproduction and genetics
GM Crops A2 3.5 Unit 5: Gene cloning and transfer A2 3.4 Unit 4: 3.4.4 New genes for oldA2 3.5 Unit 5: 3.5.2 People change communities A2 Unit 5 Topic 8: Grey matter 3.5 A2 Unit F215: 5.2.3 Genomes and gene technologies A2 Assessment Unit BY5: 5.6 Reproduction and genetics
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) A2 3.5 Unit 5: Gene cloning and transfer A2 3.4 Unit 4: 3.4.4 New genes for oldA2 3.5 Unit 5: 3.5.2 People change communities A2 Unit 5 Topic 8: Grey matter A2 3.4 Unit F214: 4.1.3 HormonesA2 3.5 Unit F215: 5.2.3 Genomes and gene technologies A2 Assessment Unit BY5: 5.6 Reproduction and genetics
Human Genome Project     A2 Unit 5 Topic 8: Grey matter A2 3.5 Unit F215: 5.2.3 Genomes and gene technologies A2 Assessment Unit BY5: 5.6 Reproduction and genetics
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)   A2 3.4 Unit 4: 3.4.1 IVF – babies for those who cannot conceive     A2 Assessment Unit BY5: 5.6 Reproduction and genetics
Lifestyle & Genetic Disease   AS 3.2 Unit 2: 3.2.2 Cell divisionA2 3.4 Unit 4: 3.4.2 Passing on your genesA2 3.4 Unit 4: 3.4.7 Hypothermia and diabetes AS Unit 1 Topic 1: Lifestyle, health and risk    
Neuroimaging     A2 Unit 5 Topic 8: Grey matter    
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)     AS Unit 1 Topic 2: Genes and health   A2 Assessment Unit BY5: Environment, genetics and evolution
Prenatal Testing     AS Unit 1 Topic 2: Genes and health    
Research Ethics AS 3.3 Unit 3 Investigative and practical skillsA2 3.4: 3.4.1 Investigating populationsA2 3.6 Unit 6 Investigative and practical skills AS 3.3 Unit 3 Investigative and practical skillsA2 3.6 Unit 6 Investigative and practical skills A2 Unit 5 Topic 8: Grey matter    
Stem Cells A2 3.5 Unit 5: 3.5.7 Gene expression   AS Unit 2 Topic 3: The voice of the genome AS 3.1 Unit F211: 1.1.3 Cell divisionA2 3.4 Unit F214: 4.1.3 Hormones A2 Assessment Unit BY5: 5.6 Reproduction and genetics
Transgenic Animals A2 3.5 Unit: Gene cloning and transfer A2 3.4 Unit 4: 3.4.4 New genes for old A2 Unit 5 Topic 8: Grey matter A2 3.5 Unit F215: 5.2.1 Cloning in plants and animalsA2 3.5 Unit F215: 5.2.3 Genomes and gene technologies  
Transplantation       3.4 A2 Unit F214: 4.2.1 Excretion A2 Assessment Unit BY5: 5.6 Reproduction and genetics
Vaccination AS 3.1 Unit 1: 3.1.6 Mammalian blood AS 3.1 AS Unit 1: 3.1.4 Microorganisms   3.2 AS Unit F212: 2.2.2 Health and Disease  
Xenotransplantation       3.5 A2 Unit F215: 5.2.3 Genomes and gene technologies  
UPDATED: 26th February 2008
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