Genetic Engineering Webquest Topics In Biology

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Genetic Engineering Webquest

Topics In Biology

Professor Rizzo








A.

History of Mapping


http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/IE/Short_History_of_Mapping.html

1. How could a gene map lead researchers to new frontiers in drug development?

2. What is recombinant DNA?


http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/aapost/firstcommerce.html

3. What was the first commercial use of genetic engineering?

http:/
/www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/aapost/otheruses.html

4. Identify some other commercial uses gebetic engineering

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/IE/Speaking_Lan
guage_rDNA.html

5.

Letters:

___________ (DNA, Codons, Genes , Nucleotide Bases )


Words:

___________


Sentences:

________


Book:

____________

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/IE/Biotechnologys_Impact.html

6. Please summarize the major points of the site above.

a)

A High
-
Tech, Low
-
Risk Technology

b)

Is Biotechnology Safe?

c)

Legal Implications


B.

Human Genome Project


http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/IE/Intro_The_Human_Genome.html

7. What was the goal of the Human Genome Project?

8. What is a genome?

9. What is the “Map of the genom
e”?

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/IE/Whose_Genome_is_It.html

10. Who owns researched DNA?

11. How are cells "immortalized"?

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BC/J_Michael_Bishop.html

12. Discuss some ethical concerns behind the Human Genome Project.

http:/
/www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BC/J_Michael_Bishop.html

13. What is an oncogene?


C.

Altering DNA



http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/Gene_Therapy_Overview.html

14.

Discuss what is meant by the phrase “altered genes”.

15. What are “genetic metabolic diseases”?

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/aapost/genetherapy.html

16. What
is Gene Therapy?

17. How can it be used to assist children with cystic fibrosis?

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/The_Biopharmaceuticals.html

18. Look over the
list of FDA Approved biopharmaceuticals and write down two that may have an impact
on you or your family.

_____________________________: Treatment for ________________________________________

_____________________________: Treatment for ___________________
_____________________



D. Genetically Modified (GM) / Biotechnological Products and Their Uses

Identity

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/Interview_Weir.html

19. What
is DNA fingerprinting?

20. Could there be a concern about using these technologies?


Bacteria Uses

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/aapost/feedstocks.html

21. Identi
fy the benefits of Bioplastics.

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/Biomining.html

22. Explain what is Biomining?

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/Cleaning_Up_Wastes.html

23. What is Bioremediation?


Agriculture

http://www.biotech
-
info.net/AAASgen.html

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/Agriculture_Overview.html

24. In three reasons why foods are being genetically modified?

25. Identify four concerns that are making people nervous about gene
tically modifying agricultural products.

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/IE/Challenges_Policy.html

26. After reading this like above discuss the following:

27. What a
re the challenges that new science throws at old policies?

28. What allows the FDA regulate genetically engineered food?

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/Gene_Gun
_Orchid_Color.html

29. How does a Gene Gun work?


Transgenic Farm Animals

http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/T/TransgenicAnimals.html

30.

Explain what is a transgenic animal?

31. How did researchers use transgenic mice?

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/casestudy4.html

32. How many sheep were needed to produ
ce Dolly?

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/01/0111_020111genmice.html

33. How did research get these mice to fluoresce under UV light?

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/asilomar.html

34. Identify two major concerns using GM products to feed the world


35. Briefly, Research and explain how the GM Technologies below are being us
es and applied…BRIEFLY

Biochips

Bioterrorism

Xenotransplantations

Designer Babies

Eugenics (be careful of the sites you visit)


Other links:

http://www.accessexcellence.org/R
C/AB/BA/aapost/apmaster.html

The five “Fs: Food, Fiber, Fuel, Feedstocks, Pharmaceuticals

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/aapost/toolsmaster.html

What are the tool
s of biotechnology?

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/aapost/backmaster.html

How old is biotechnology? What is genetic engineering?