Virtual Genetics Education Centre

Resources for teachers

The following material is designed for teachers. There are two presentations aimed at either A-Level of undergraduate students which introduce epigenetics, its association with disease and the potential for epigenetic therapy which could be used when introducing the topic; for A-Level students there is an associated worksheet that may also be of use. Additionally, there are Word documents which discuss the main issues arising from each case study and the key points to be found in each resource.

A-Level material

Epigenetics A-Level presentation: Short presentation aimed at A-Level students which introduces epigenetics. This is associated with a worksheet requiring students to fill in the gaps during the presentation.

Epigenetics A-Level worksheet questions: Worksheet for students to complete during introductory presentation; answer page also provided.

Epigenetics A-Level worksheet answers: Answers for A-Level worksheet


Epigenetics undergraduate presentation: Short presentation aimed at undergraduate students discussing epigenetics, disease and epigenetic therapy.

Teachers notes

Supplementary notes for teachers that briefly discuss some of the ethical issues arising from each of the case studies and the key points from each resource students should identify.

  • Teachers notes for global health
  • Teachers notes for epigenetics, diet and pregnancy
  • Teachers notes for epigenetics and public health

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