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Unit 18 


The EIBE Family.

EIBE Unit 18 provides an inexpensive practical laboratory-based simulation of genetic screening, in which students are asked to determine the inheritance of a ficticious genetic condition from DNA samples. Included are 30 graphic pages designed to be printed as overheads transparencies.

The Unit also presents a structured discussion of some of the issues that arise from genetic screening of humans, and emphasises the importance of genetic counselling.


Sample overheads


Development team,copyright

About this Unit, Safety


Planning the activity

Advance preparation

Student information

Resources list

Overhead projector sheets

  • Clinical genetics
  • Mendelian inheritance
  • DNA changes
  • Restriction enzymes
  • Electrophoresis
  • DNA analysis
  • The EIBE family
  • Practical details
  • Sickle cell disease