Biological Sciences – Cells; Genetics; Living Things
Additional: Careers, Technology
Concepts (South Australia):
Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution; Form and Function
Years: 8, 10
Word Count: 690
This fascinating article on new research into elephant genetics gives us answers to the question ‘why don’t elephants get cancer?’ and has direct links to the Year 8 and 10 Biological Sciences curriculum with regards to cells, body systems, genetics and evolution. It leads well into a discussion on the future implications and prospects for genetic research and what that could mean for humans.
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