GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

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GENETIC ENGINEERING
:
ELIMINATING GENETIC DISEASES

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Scientists are developing techniques to treat and cure genetic diseases
through genetic surgery and genetic therapy. Genetic diseases arise from a
number of causes, whether single
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gene defects or sex
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linke
d diseases.
Genetic Engineering offers a solution of eventually curing these genetic
defects.

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It is your job to researc
h this promising solution. You
will research and
present a
research paper or
power point presentation on your research
.
Your research w
ill consist of the following:


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Beginning steps taken in eliminating genetic d
iseases (basic history;
when
and how did this begin?).


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Specific Genetic Engineering processes currently being used.


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Current examples of successes or failures in
the attempt t
o
eliminate/cure
genetic diseases.


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Pros & Cons concluded from your research.


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Ethical issues/dilemmas facing this issue.

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This project is worth
30

points. You will be graded according to the rubric
.


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Resources specifically for your subject area can als
o be found on the Web
quest. Feel free to use other resources, as long as they are scientifically
accurate and approved. (Government websites, National science websites,
Educational websites, etc.., no Wikipedia!)






GENETIC ENGINEERING:
MEDICINE

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There
are many applications of Genetic Engineering in medicine and
healthcare alone. Progress in this field has had a great impact in technology
in many ways and contributed to benefiting mankind. Many medicines and
treatments are only available because of Genet
ic Engineering. Using
Genetic Engineering in medicine has the potential to do things that certain
drugs can’t.

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It is your

job to research these current treatments and potential promises.
You will research and present a research paper or power point prese
ntation.
Your research will consist of the following:


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Beginning steps taken in medicine advancement involving Genetic




Engineering (basic history; how and when did this begin?).


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Specific medicines that are currently in use due to this advanc
ement.


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Current examples of successes/failures i
n the attempt to
manufacture
new medicines due to Genetic Engineering, and any side
effects from


patients who have used these medicines.


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Pros & Cons concluded from your research.


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Ethical issues/dilemma
s facing this issue.

-
This project is worth
30

points. You will be graded according to the rubric
available in the Web quest.

-
Resources specifically for your subject area can also be found on the Web
quest. Feel free to use other resources, as long as the
y are scientifically
accurate and approved. (Government websites, National science websites,
Educational websites, etc.., no Wikipedia!)




GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS: ANIMALS

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Oh yes, they are out there! Genetically modified animals, also known as
tra
nsgenic animals, have been genetically modified to create new
characteristics. These animals are playing an important role in society in
relation to our advancement in medicine, but there are many concerns
relating these animals and society as well.

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It i
s your
job to research the role of Genetic Engineering in these transgenic
animals and their impact on society.
You will research and present a
research paper or power point presentation.
Your research will consist of
the following:


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Beginning steps taken

in the Genetic Engineering of animals (basic



history; when and how did this begin?).


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Specific and current examples of Genetically Modified Animals.


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Failures (if any) that have occurred while trying to “modify” animals.


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Pros & Cons concluded from y
our research.


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Ethical issues/dilemmas facing this issue.

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This project is worth 3
0 points. You will be graded according to the rubric
available in the Web quest.

-
Resources specifically for your subject area can also be found on the Web
quest. Feel free
to use other resources, as long as they are scientifically
accurate and approved. (Government websites, National science websites,
Educational websites, etc.., no Wikipedia!)







GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS: FOOD

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Oh yes, they are out there! You may e
ven be eating them! Genetically
modified foods have been thought of as the “solution” to the current food
shortage in many parts of the world due to “over
-
population”. Whether or
not these are deemed safe and how we can know if we are consuming them
are cu
rrent issues.

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It is your job to research the role of Genetically Engineered foods and their
impact on society.
You will research and present a research paper or power
point presentation
. Your research will consist of the following:


-
Beginning steps take
n in Genetic Engineering of food (basic history;



when and how did this begin?).


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Current foods being used in agriculture and in society.


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How has this impacted the agricultural industry?


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Pros & Cons concluded from your research


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Ethical issues/dile
mmas facing this issue.


-
This project is worth 3
0 points. You will be graded according to the rubric
available in the Web quest.

-
Resources specifically for your subject area can also be found on the Web
quest. Feel free to use other resources, as long as

they are scientifically
accurate and approved. (Government websites, National science websites,
Educational websites, etc.., no Wikipedia!)