Bioinformation

This set of activities has been developed to teach students to think about how fingerprints and DNA profiles are used to investigate crime and the ethical issues that arise from the storage of bioinformation on national databases.

  • The forensic use of bioinformation

    Lesson plan and resources

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  • The forensic use of bioinformation

    Introduction and quiz

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    • PPT (17 slides)
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  • DNA and fingerprints

    Fact file

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  • Storage or DNA and fingerprint information

    Law and practice

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  • Bioinformation statement card

    Lesson activity

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  • National DNA database

    Case studies

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Further resources

Read more about the The forensic use of bioinformation: ethical issues report.

Previous work

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