Genetic Engineering and Gene Therapy Videos

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Dec 11, 2012 (4 years and 10 months ago)

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US Discussion Guide:
Genetic Eng
ineering and Gene Therapy

Name_______________

Date________

Period____

Standard(s):



BI4. c.
Students know
how mutations in the DNA sequence of a gene may or may not
affect the expression of the gene or the sequence of amino a
cids in an encoded protein.



BI5. c.
Students know
how genetic engineering (biotechnology) is used to produce novel
biomedical and agricultural products.



BI5. a.

Students know the general structures and functions of DNA, RNA, and protein.

Objectives: SWBAT…



explain the genetic factors that influence the way we look.



recognize that DNA contains the genetic information that determines the way we look.



explain the structure and function of DNA
, RNA, and proteins
.



predict the physical characteristics of an orga
nism based on its genetic make up.



understand

the general pathw
ay by which ribosomes make proteins.



explain the causes of gene and chromosomal mutations in multicellular organisms.



understand how changes in DNA sequences can cause changes in the proteins t
hat are
produced.



discuss the positive and negative impacts of genetic engineering and biotechnology.

Directions:



Observe the Unitedstreaming clips.



Answer the questions below.



Review the questions and answers with your tablemates. You may use the
resour
ces below to help with this.



Review the questions and answers with the entire class and make sure you
understand the standards and objectives listed above.

Resources:

http://pros
-
and
-
cons.net/ge
netic
-
engineering/

http://www.sustainabletable.org/issues/ge/

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/genetherapy/


Q
uestions:

Part I.
Genetic Engineering

1.)

What happens to DNA during genetic engineering?



2.)

What are genetically engineered

bacteria used for?



3.)

What is a benefit of genetically engineered organism
s
?



4.)

What are DNA fingerprints?



5.)

How many genes do human being
s have?



6.)

How c
ould having knowledge of genes help prevent health problems?



7.)

What is DNA sequencing?



8.)

What are some problems with the genetic engineering technology?



Part II.
Gene Therapy

1.)

How could gene therapy be used to help people with “defective” g
enes?



2.)

How could research using fruit flies be used to cure Alzheimer’s?



3.)

How do the different parts of a fly know where to develop at?



4.)

What are homeo
tic genes?



5.)

What is the significance of discovering the

master
architect

genes


in fruit flies?