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Smart drugs

The webquest

Sciber
Brain
: Smart Drugs

The webquest


www.sciberbrain.org/vaccinations/resources

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Genetic e
ngineering

The webquest

Webquest

Click the links and answer the questions:



Sound available Challenging Really hard!


1.

Visit
DNA interactive

from the DNA Learning Cent
er in the US

a) Click on

the puzzle
. What do restriction enzymes do?


b)

What is DNA ligation?


c) Click on
‘Players’
. What was James Watson’s ‘next step’?


2
.

Check out
The Science Scoop

from the Ology website

a)
What is a genome anyway
?


b)
In
‘What is the human genome p
roject’
, find out how many genes humans have?


c) In

‘What does it mean to me?’

do all humans have exactly the same genome?



3
.

Check out

the
Tech Museum


a)
In ‘
Zoom
ing

in
to DNA

, what is the m
agnification of the X and Y chromosome image?


b)
Click
‘Know your foods’

to see what GM foods are available.
What are common reasons
for genetically modifying these foods?


c) Would you eat
any of
these foods?


4.

Read the Government information about GM

food from the

Food Standards Agency


a)
What does the FSA say happens when people eat GM food?


b)
Do
meat, milk and eggs from animals fed on GM animal feed need
to have GM

labels?

Vaccinations
The webquest

Sciber
Brain
:
Vaccinations

The webquest


www.scib
erbrain.org/vaccinations/resources

2

Genetic engineering

The webquest


5. Look the
BEEP site

Find the missing word on the 9 pages about GM crops

a)
Any gene from any animal, plant or bacteria can be inserted into a ______ plant


b) (Next page) It is importan
t to ask whether GM technology is in itself a problem, or whether it
is specific ____________ of it that give rise to moral concerns


c) (Next page) Genetic modification can be used to make plants resistant to insects and
disease or to change starch and oi
l ____________


d) (Next page) Is there enough food for everyone in the world?


e) (Next page) When do they predict the population be too big to be supported by food
production?


f) (Next page) State arguments for and against using Golden Rice


g) (Next pa
ge) What is ‘Terminator technology'

and why don't biotech companies use it?


h) Are there any advantages for using GURT?


6.

Check out
how insulin is made on
the
ABPI website
pages 6 and 7


a)
Why don’t we extract insulin from cows and pigs anymore?


b)
Human insulin is now made
by using
genetically
-
engineered

_________ (e.g. bacteria)?


c) What is a plasmid?


d) How do they get the human gene into the bacteria?


e) Can you do the drag and drop activity?


f) What is gene therapy

(see page 7)
? Would you have it if you thou
ght yo
u might develop type
1 diabetes (page 2)?


7.

Wonder around the
University of Utah


a) In

‘CELL SIZE & SCALE’
, put these in order of size: salt grain, chromosome, sperm, virus


b
)
‘T
OUR THE BASICS

to view the sections on genes, DNA and chromosomes
.

Vaccinations
The webquest

Sciber
Brain
:
Vaccinations

The webquest


www.scib
erbrain.org/vaccinations/resources

3

Genetic engineering

The webquest

Name a disease caused by a mutation of blood genes


c
) From the
HOME

page, find the section on

GENE THERAPY

. In
‘T
OOLS OF THE TRADE


what is the name they give things they use to put the new genes into
the cells


e
) Now try

SPACE DOCTOR
to
test gene therapy treatments on aliens. Treat Mr Zaius of the
Booleys. Where should you insert the new gene and with what vector?


If you have finished, you can check out this video from
Teachers TV

on genetic
engineering while you wait for the others to catch you up.