Chapter 2: Applications of Biology

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Chapter 2: Applications of
Biology

Vocabulary


Biometrics


Genetics


Biome


Genome


Epidemiology


Vaccination


Genetic engineering


Ecology


Environmental science


Use the table to define as
many words as you can.

Part

Type

Meaning

bio
-

Prefix

Life

metric

Root

measurement

-
ic

Suffix

Having

to do
with

-
ome

Suffix

All parts of
something

gen

Root

Born;

to
become; to
produce













Health in the 21
st

century


What is the relationship between copepods and
cholera and why is it important?



How did Colwell develop a better method for
detecting cholera in water that had previously tested
negative?



Why were the bacteria not detected before?



How does the cholera example show that science is
an integrated field of study?

Vaccinations


Explain where vaccines
come from and how they
work to fight disease.



Why do people study
genetics?


What is the Human
Genome Project?


What is a genome?


Biology and Human Potential


List at least three
assistive technologies.



What is genetic
engineering?



How is genetic
engineering used?



What’s so special about
Bt corn?


Diabetes is a disease that
is regulated by insulin.
How has the production
of insulin changed in
recent years?


What does
nano

stand
for and what does it tell
you about the size of the
robots used in
nanotechnology?

Forensic Science



What is biometrics?



What’s the difference
between fingerprinting
and DNA fingerprinting?



Which do you think is
the more accurate and
why?



What are some ethical
concerns faced by society
that relate to genetically
modified organisms?


How do you feel about
the possibility of
information
about you
used
improperly?


Advances in
biotechnology have
resulted in all of the
following, except

A.
Development of
synthetic hormones

B.
Development of iris
scanning to establish
identity.

C.
Cloning of animals

D.
Cloning of humans




Explain the difference
between ecology and
environmental science.