Genetic Technology Scavenger Hunt

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Dec 12, 2012 (4 years and 7 months ago)

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Name__________________________________________________Date_______________
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Genetic Technology

Scavenger Hunt

Introduction
:


Throughout the past weeks you have learned about DNA structure and function. Let’s take your
knowledge to the nex
t level and apply what you have learned to genetic technologies that have
revolutionized medicine, agriculture, food modification, and crime
scene
analysis.

Task:

You will work with a partner to present an awareness campaign educating your fellow
classmates on different types of genetic technology.
You will be assigned randomly to one of the
five types of Genetic Technology; Genetically Modified foods, Genetically m
odified medicine,
Gene Therapy,
Transgenic

animals, and DNA finger printing. Once your research is complete
you

will sign up for an account on

http://edu.glogster.com/

, and
create and design an online
poster of you
r type of genetic technology that you researched. You will present this to your class
in a 2
-
3 minute presentation.

Process:

Day 1:

Use the following online resources to research your type of genetic technology. All
groups must be able to answer the follo
wing questions:

1.

Explain what type of genetic technology your team has?

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2.

What are the

beneficial uses of the genetic technology?


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3.

What are some ethical concerns about the use of your type of genetic technology?

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4.

List and describe at
least two interesting

fact about the genetic technology?

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Resources

Please look at Chapter 11 in your book ,

Gene Technology”, for information. Pg 224

Genetically Modified Foods

http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/gmfood/overview.php

Visit this website and read the
sections entitled "What are genetically
-
modified foods?", "What are some of the advantages of
GM foods?", and "How prevalent are GM Crops?".

http:
//www.whybiotech.com/resources/factsheets_agbiotech.asp

Check out the fact sheet
provided by this site on the amount of GM crops currently produced in the U.S.

http://www.csa.com/discov
eryguides/gmfood/overview.php

Visit this website and read the
section entitled "What are some of the criticisms against GM foods?" and focus on the human
health risks.

Genetically modified medicine


http://www.gm.org/gm
-
foods/genetic
-
modification
-
in
-
medicine/



http://www.nzord.org.nz/research/modern_biotechnology/genetic_modific
ation_in_medicin
e



http://www.xamplified.com/benefits
-
of
-
genetic
-
engineering/

read sections about benefits of

GE for proteins and vaccines

Gene Therapy

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

explains gene therapy

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


http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/medicine/genetherapy.shtml

Great
resource

http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/therapy/ethics


Cloning


http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/cloning/whatiscloning/



http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/cloning/whyclone/

why clone?


http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/cloning/clissues/



http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/cloning.shtml


Transgenic animals

http://www.actionbioscience.org/biotech/margawati.html


http://dsc.discovery.com/technology/t
ech
-
10/genetic
-
engineering/10
-
transgenic
-
animals.html


DNA finger printing


http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/DNA_Fingerprinting_Basics.php


http://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/Dnafingerprinting.htm


http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techres
ources/Human_Genome/elsi/forensics.shtml#6


Day 2



You and your partner will take all information researched and create an online poster
through glogster.



Please refer to the following rubric

to ensure that your glogster includes all required
elements
.


Instructions

1.

Go to
http://edu.glogster.com/

and create an account.

2.

Choose the poster template

3.

Please include the following text boxes

a.

Genetic Technology

with
explanation

b.

Benefits

c.

Ethical issues

d.

Interesting facts

4.

Please include a title, grou
p member names, and at least three

pictures

Day 3


You and your partner will present your genetic technology poster design. Please be ready to
explain the poster design and genetic technology. Your presentation should be 1 to 2

minutes.