Genetic Engineering research work second step questions 2011

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Dec 12, 2012 (4 years and 6 months ago)

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Name: _________________

Subj. & Per. _____________

Assignment: Research work

Date: __________________






Directions:
Select your topic after glancing through the packet that contains
some information about each topic. You may select from the following types of
genetic engineering:
1. genetic engineering of crops; 2. genetic engineering of
medicines; 3. stem cells; 4. t
elomeres


making DNA last longer


longer life;
5. cloning; or 6. “designer babies”


selecting some things about your child’s
genetic make
-
up. After deciding on what you are going to research further,
c
omplete this sheet by using the packets that ar
e in class and by using the
internet websites that have been provided.

This should help guide your
research.


1.


Define your type of genetic engineering (GE).

(Briefly explain what it is.)




2.

How was it developed?

Write a bit about its history.




3.

Explain w
ith specific steps how your GE is done.




4.

Give at least three ways that your GE has already been used by scientists.




5.

Research and find 5 positive aspects


ways it can help humanity or the

environment


for your GE. These are to be facts, not
opinions.





6.

Research and find 5 negative aspects


ways it can hurt humanity or the
environment


for your GE. Facts not opinions.