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Medical uses of genetic testing video icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Medical uses of genetic testing

Genetic testing can diagnose disorders, predict health risks, and assess the likelihood of passing conditions to offspring. This helps people make informed health decisions and offers the chance for early screening and interventions.

Video
8 mins
What is genetics? And how can it affect our health? video icon

Science, Maths & Technology

What is genetics? And how can it affect our health?

We all have roughly the same genes, with more than 99% of our DNA shared in common with any other person. But the less than 1% difference in our genomes makes each of us genetically unique.

Video
7 mins
Introducing the GRACE project – your community and genetics research video icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Introducing the GRACE project – your community and genetics research

It’s an exciting time in the field of genetics research. Groundbreaking discoveries are being made, which help us to better understand ourselves and improve our healthcare. But does genetics research represent and benefit us all equally?

Video
3 mins
How do microplastics make their way into our food? article icon

Nature & Environment

How do microplastics make their way into our food?

We know that microplastics have found their way into our food chain. Understanding the sources of microplastics, their journey to our plates, and what we can do to reduce the risks is essential for tackling this pressing issue.

Article
10 mins
Data analysis: hypothesis testing free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Data analysis: hypothesis testing

Making decisions about the world based on data requires a process that bridges the gap between unstructured data and the decision. Statistical hypothesis testing helps decision-making by formulating beliefs about the world, including people, organisations or other objects, and formally testing these beliefs. In this free course, you will ...

Free course
9 hrs
Data analysis: visualisations in Excel free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Data analysis: visualisations in Excel

Evidence comes in the form of qualitative or quantitative data about the world around you. It is not always obvious, however, how to structure, aggregate, analyse or interpret the data to help you make decisions. In this free course, you will look at how to use data to make decisions in a systematic way using Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Excel ...

Free course
6 hrs
Engineering: environmental fluids free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Engineering: environmental fluids

This course introduces the properties of the atmosphere and how wind movements arise and are affected by pressures and the Earth’s motion, development of weather system, moving onto the Earth’s oceans and seas. Understanding how ocean movements are generated and sustained in the form of waves, tides, flows and currents is important in many ...

Free course
7 hrs
FabLab Nepal: creative learning as a way towards equality article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

FabLab Nepal: creative learning as a way towards equality

FabLabs are digital fabrication laboratories designed to provide access to skills, materials and technologies for people to transform ideas into products.

Article
5 mins
Design from the inside article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Design from the inside

Do you ever find yourself looking at a well-designed object and thinking about how it works, and the ingenuity that it represents?

Article
5 mins
Sherry is not just for Christmas article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Sherry is not just for Christmas

Sherry is too good to be left gathering dust while waiting for Christmas to come. This article and associated video explains the chemistry behind this tipple.

Article
10 mins
The role sustainable chemistry plays in shaping the planet's future article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

The role sustainable chemistry plays in shaping the planet's future

Discover why research into sustainable chemistry is vital to reduce both the use of resources and the environmental impact of society on the planet.

Article
5 mins
Mars: A collection article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Mars: A collection

OpenLearn has been covering the scientific research into our neighbour in space for nearly twenty years. Dip into our archive...

Article
5 mins