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Gene testing

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This Unit 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 not become a problem until they grow up, and adult testing is aimed at people at risk of late-onset disorders, which do not appear until middle age. In addition, we address some of the issues involved in carrier testing, another predictive test. This involves the testing of people from families with a history of

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science and nature | child_development | ethics | genes | genetic_counselling | genetic_disease | genetics | health | predictive_tests | screening | Education | X000

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Early development

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This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception, and about contraception to the present day, we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is, production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced and the role gametes in fertility and, when things go wrong, infertility is explained. We then discuss the early development of a new individual, along with some thoughts on women's experience of pregnancy.

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science and nature | abortion | birth_rate | child_development | chromosomes | conception | contraception | development | embryo | family | fertilization | gametes | hormones | infertility | lifecycle | meiosis | ovulation | pregnancy | reproduction | sex_selection | Education | X000

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Attachment in the early years Attachment in the early years

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This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s, John Bowlby was the first person to develop a theory about the significance of early attachments between caregivers and very young children. His work has stimulated a massive and very productive field of research with important implications for childcare. This OpenLearn course describes Bowlby's theory and the work that has built on it, illustrated with video recordings of the assessment of attachment in a laboratory setting and a talk by an eminent attachment researcher. First published on Tue, 16 Feb 2016 as Attachment in the early years. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s, John Bowlby was the first person to develop a theory about the significance of early attachments between caregivers and very young children. His work has stimulated a massive and very productive field of research with important implications for childcare. This OpenLearn course describes Bowlby's theory and the work that has built on it, illustrated with video recordings of the assessment of attachment in a laboratory setting and a talk by an eminent attachment researcher. First published on Tue, 16 Feb 2016 as Attachment in the early years. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Early Years | Early Years | Psychology | Psychology | E219_1 | E219_1 | psychology | psychology | child development | child development | childhood | childhood | early years | early years | attachment | attachment

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Attachment in the early years

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This free course covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s John Bowlby was the first person to develop a theory about the significance of early attachments between caregivers and very young children. His work has stimulated a massive and very productive field of research with important implications for childcare. This OpenLearn course describes Bowlby's theory and the work that has built on it illustrated with video recordings of the assessment of attachment in a laboratory setting and a talk by an eminent attachment researcher.

Subjects

Early Years | Psychology | E219_1 | psychology | child development | childhood | early years | attachment

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Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

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Gene testing

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This free 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 not become a problem until they grow up and adult testing is aimed at people at risk of late-onset disorders which do not appear until middle age. In addition we address some of the issues involved in carrier testing another predictive test. This involves the testing of people from families with a history of genetic disease to find out who carries the gene and who therefore might pass the disease onto their children even though they themselves are unaffected. Here the aim is to enable couples to make informed choices about whether or not to have children and if so whether they might have a genetic disease studies 'proteins'. Starting with a simple analysis of the molecular make up

Subjects

Biology | genetics | health | child development | 1900s | 1910s | SK195_4

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Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

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Early development

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This free course looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception and about contraception to the present day we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced and the role gametes in fertility and when things go wrong infertility is explained. We then discuss the early development of a new individual

Subjects

Biology | family | contraception | pregnancies | child development | conception | reproduction | poison | Paul Gilroy | news cloud | chromosomes | The Sound and the Fury | hormones | embryo | Living with poverty | development | Pussy Riot | SK220_1

License

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

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Gene testing

Description

This free course, Gene testing, 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 not become a problem until they grow up, and adult testing is aimed at people at risk of late-onset disorders, which do not appear until middle age. In addition, we address some of the issues involved in carrier testing, another predictive test. This involves the testing of people from fami

Subjects

Biology | genetics | health | child development | 1900s | 1910s | SK195_4

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Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Early development Early development

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This free course, Early development, looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception, and about contraception to the present day, we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is, production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced and the role gametes in fertility and, when things go wrong, infertility is explained. We then discuss the early development of a new individual, along with some thoughts on women's experience of pregnancy. First published on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 as Early development. To fi This free course, Early development, looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception, and about contraception to the present day, we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is, production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced and the role gametes in fertility and, when things go wrong, infertility is explained. We then discuss the early development of a new individual, along with some thoughts on women's experience of pregnancy. First published on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 as Early development. To fi First published on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 as Early development. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 as Early development. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Biology | Biology | family | family | contraception | contraception | pregnancies | pregnancies | child development | child development | conception | conception | reproduction | reproduction | poison | poison | Paul Gilroy | Paul Gilroy | news cloud | news cloud | chromosomes | chromosomes | The Sound and the Fury | The Sound and the Fury | hormones | hormones | embryo | embryo | Living with poverty | Living with poverty | development | development | Pussy Riot | Pussy Riot | SK220_1 | SK220_1

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Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions terms and conditions), this content is made available under a http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ - Original copyright The Open University

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Attachment in the early years

Description

This free course covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s John Bowlby was the first person to develop a theory about the significance of early attachments between caregivers and very young children. His work has stimulated a massive and very productive field of research with important implications for childcare. This OpenLearn course describes Bowlby's theory and the work that has built on it illustrated with video recordings of the assessment of attachment in a laboratory setting and a talk by an eminent attachment researcher.

Subjects

Early Years | Psychology | E219_1 | psychology | child development | childhood | early years | attachment

License

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

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Gene testing

Description

This free 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 not become a problem until they grow up and adult testing is aimed at people at risk of late-onset disorders which do not appear until middle age. In addition we address some of the issues involved in carrier testing another predictive test. This involves the testing of people from families with a history of genetic disease to find out who carries the gene and who therefore might pass the disease onto their children even though they themselves are unaffected. Here the aim is to enable couples to make informed choices about whether or not to have children and if so whether they might have a genetic disease studies 'proteins'. Starting with a simple analysis of the molecular make up

Subjects

Biology | genetics | health | child development | 1900s | 1910s | SK195_4

License

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

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Early development

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This free course looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception and about contraception to the present day we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced and the role gametes in fertility and when things go wrong infertility is explained. We then discuss the early development of a new individual

Subjects

Biology | family | contraception | pregnancies | child development | conception | reproduction | poison | Paul Gilroy | news cloud | chromosomes | The Sound and the Fury | hormones | embryo | Living with poverty | development | Pussy Riot | SK220_1

License

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

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