The bioethics of mitochondrial donation

This activity has been designed to be completed following the GTAC onsite program 'Inquiry into cell function using microscopy imaging'.

Following their visit to GTAC, students critically explore the bioethics of mitochondrial donation. They are introduced to ethical approaches and concepts by completing the GTAC online course 'Introduction to ethics'. Students then read a scenario unpacking how mitochondrial donation can be used to prevent mitochondrial disease, and apply the ethical concepts and approaches to class discussion questions.

Materials to support your students are provided below:

  1. Advice to teachers
  2. Introduction to ethics online course
  3. Ethical analysis tool

Level - Unit 1 VBCE Biology

Approximate time - 50 minutes