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Biotechnology Project






Name___________________

CP Biology







DUE: Monday May 10



When scientists manipulate the genetic makeup of an organism, they are using
biotechnology.

Biotechnology

is
the application of a technological process, invention or
method to
living organisms. Scientists can combine genes from different organisms making a unique
combination of genes, like a glow in the dark cat (p. 416
-
417 in
your textbook). That process,
called
recombinant DNA technology
,

is an example of biotechn
ology. When animals or plants have genes
from other organisms inserted into their genome, they are said to be
transgenic
. Glow in the dark
cats, for example, are transgenic animals.

You may even be surprised to find that some of the food
you eat is the
result of biotechnology and is considered transgenic. Soybeans for example have a
gene inserted into them that makes them resistant to herbicides.




In this project, you will pick one of the topics listed below and research it. You may also
choose yo
ur type of project from the choices at the bottom of the page.

You project must a
nswer
all questions shown below. A rubric has been included on the back of this paper.


Topics:

A. Gene Therapy

B. Cloning









C. Genetically Modified Foods

D. Sele
ctive Breeding (must include inbreeding and hybridization)

E. DNA fingerprinting



Questions to be
answered

(feel free to add more info)
:

1. What are the details of your topic? How does it work? What is accomplished?

2. What are the uses of your topic
?

3
. What are the benefits of your topic?

4
. What are the risks?

5
. Are there any ethical issues with your topic? If so, what are they?


Options for presentation:


1.
Poster (tri
-
fold)


--
use pictures, typed text and
make it look professional! (will
be
presented to the class)


2.
Video (DVD preferably)



--
could be a newscast, a
commercial or a documentary (will
be shown to class)


3.
Paper


--
a typed (size 12, times new
roman), double spaced, 3

page
paper covering all points



4.
Web
-
site


--
make your own web
-
site to

showcase
the disorder (wiki

page?)


5.
Newspaper


--
use headlines and articles to

highlight the information


6.
Power Point


--
use plenty of pictures, video


clips,
and present it to the class