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AP Biology

Curriculum Framework


Biotechnology


DNA, and in some cases RNA, is the primary

source of heritable information.




Genetic engineering techniques can manipulate the heritable information of DNA
.


Examples of

technologies
:


• Electrophoresis

• Plasmid
-
based transformation


Restriction enzyme analysis of DNA

• Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)


E
xamples of product
s of genetic engineering
:

• Genetically modified foods

• Transgenic animals

• Cloned animals

• Pharmaceuticals, such as human insulin or factor X


L
earning
O
bjective:
The student can justify the claim that humans can manipulate heritable

information by identifying
at least two
commonly used technologies.