Last Friday a group of ‘A’ Level Biology students went to Oxford's Museum of Natural History to learn about cutting edge research in gene therapy, stem cell therapy and gene editing, and the application of these techniques in the treatment of cancer and other disorders. They listened to lectures given by leading scientists and had the opportunity to discuss new developments and their ethical implications.
Activities at lunchtime included making DNA Gene bracelets and 3D protein modelling. Sixth Formers also had the opportunity to chat informally to research scientists about their work.
These lectures and activities focused on topics that they are currently studying and are a valuable way of enhancing our pupils' learning.