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This course looks at three different uses of genetic testing: pre-natal diagnosis, childhood testing and adult testing. Such tests provide genetic information in the form of a predictive diagnosis, and as such are described as predictive tests. Pre-natal diagnosis uses techniques such as amniocentesis to test fetuses in the womb. For example, it is commonly offered to women over 35 to test for Down's syndrome. Childhood testing involves testing children for genetic diseases that may no
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Particular nerves, such as those sensory nerves that arise from the nasal retina (the side of the retina adjacent to the nose), cross the midline; other sensory nerves, such as those that arise from the temporal retina do not. This pattern is consistent between individuals, to such an extent that a map of the nervous system is good enough to be used to locate a particular nerve pathway in most people. (See Author(s): The Open University

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Reading 5 ends with a call for a move towards a more ‘deliberative democracy’ in which public engagement takes place in parallel with the development of new technologies, so that opportunities are provided for ongoing dialogue and influence between the two. To help to achieve this, the authors argue, ‘… now is the right time to start experi
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This free course provided an introduction to studying Science. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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After studying this course, you should be able to:

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  • outline the technologies that are used to harness the power of waves

  • discuss the positive and negative aspects of wave energy in relation to natural and human aspects of the environment.


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