Student Worksheet

For ‘Genetic advance raises health hopes’





From the Video

  1. What is the disorder that Jean Gillard suffers from?

  2. How is the disorder passed down through the generations?

  3. Briefly explain how a genetic egg transplant is carried out?


Thinking Deeper

  1. Think of THREE reasons why people may object to using PGD to screen for mitochondrial disease?
  2. Who should decide which disease can be screened and why?

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