Writing Assignment: Genetics and Ethics Paper

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Dec 11, 2012 (4 years and 9 months ago)

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Bioethics Presentation


Introduction:

Bioethics

is the study of controversial ethics brought about by advances in biology and medicine. Bioethicists are
concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology
, medicine,
politics, law, and philosophy.

In this assignment
you will examine both sides of an assigned bioethical issues in genetics,
genetic engineering, or biotechnology
.



Procedure
:

You
and your partner will

create a PowerPoint presentation that ta
kes an in
-
depth look into one of the “hot topics” of
bioethics.

You will then present your PowerPoint to the class as a whole.

The PowerPoint should be laid out as follow
s:


Bioethics

Presentation Rubric


Topic:



Name
(s)
:






Slide 1 “Title Slide
:



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……………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………..
…….….……____/
6




Title of Assigned Topic (3 pts.)




Graphic (at least 1

pertinent

graphic present) (2 pts.)




Name

(1 pt.)


Slide 2 “
Introduction

.………………………
…………………………………….
…………………………………………………………………….…………
.
…….….……____/
12




5 summarizing points defining what your assigned topic is all about.




Graphic (at least 1 pertinent graphic present) (2 pts.)


Slide
3

“Pros Side”
.………………

………
….
……………………………………………
……………………………………
……………………….………….…….….……____/12




5 posi
tive
things about using,
participating
, or supporting your assigned topic.
Ask yourself, “Wh
y should we be doing
this now?”
(
You may use 1 moral/ethical/opinion based point. The rest must be based on scientific fact).




Graphic (at least 1 pertinent grap
hic present) (2 pts.)


Slide
4


Cons

Side”
.……………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………
………………….…

……….…….….……____/
12




5
negative things about using,
participating
, or supporting your assigned topic.
Ask yourself, “Why
is this never going to
work
/n
ot a good idea
?


(You may use 1 moral/ethical/opinion based point. The rest must be based on scientific fact).




Graphic (at least 1 pertinent gra
phic present) (2 pts.)


Slide
5

“Your Opinion”
.……………………………………………………………
……………………………
…………
…..
……………………….………….…….…
.……____/
12




5
reasons you are either for or against

using, participating, or supporting your assigned topic. Ask yourself, “Why
do I
think this is a

good
/bad

idea
?”
(You may use 1 moral/ethical/opinion based point. The rest must be based on scientific
f
act).




Graphic (at least 1 pertinent graphic present) (2 pts.)


Slide
6

Works Cited

.………………
……………………………..
…………………………………………………………..………………………
..
.………….…….….……____/
4





At least 4 sources listed from information and pictures.


General
…………………….…
……………
……………………………..

………………………………………………………..………………………
..
.………….…….….……____/
2




Slide Layout: Slides are clearly laid out illustrating main points (hint: a slide shouldn’t have entire paragraphs “cut and

pasted” from a website)
.




Presentation: Presenter understands information
they are presenting and can clearly explain topic (hint: presenters
shouldn’t have to read everything off of the slide and never look at the class
).




Total Points Out of = ____ out of
60

Comments
:


Period 2




Bioethics Topic

Name

Name

Human Cloning




Animal Cloning




Transgenic (GM) Plants




Transgenic (GM) Animals




Gene Therapy




Forensic DNA Data Banks




Human Genome Project




Pharmacogenetics




Adult Stem Cell Use




Embryonic Stem Cell Use




Genetic Counseling




Designer Ba
bies




Gene Therapy




Xenotransplantation



Gene Patenting




Newborn / Prenatal Screening



Genome Privacy




Human Genetic Enhancement



DNA Fingerprinting in Criminal Cases



Bringing Back Extinct Animals




Genetic Testing for Disease




Pr
eimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)




Gene Doping in Athletics




Growing Replacement Body Parts




Eugenics




Legal Consequences for Parents who
Refuse Genetic Testing