Medicine: is DNA the answer?

Genetic screening is revolutionising medicine. The practice of looking at a person's DNA can help doctors predict disease and decide what treatment a patient should receive. But is using DNA really the answer?

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Use this one-hour Headline lesson to help your students:

  • understand what genetic screening is and why it's changing medicine
  • compare the pros and cons of looking at a person's DNA
  • discuss what should be done in different scenarios

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