DNA TECHNOLOGY SUBJECT SAMPLER

 

ANSWER QUESTIONS ON YOUR OWN PAPER, LABEL YOUR PAPER WITH THE TITLE OF THIS ASSIGNMENT & YOUR NAME, BE SURE THE NUMBER OF QUESTION CORRESPONDS TO NUMBER OF ANSWER ON YOUR PAPER (there are a total of 10 questions)

 

FIRST, GO TO THIS WEBSITE

http://www.dnai.org

AND CLICK ON APPLICATIONS AT THE TOP TO SEE WHAT IMPACT DNA TECHNOLOGY HAS ON OUR WORLD

(There is a lot of stuff here!!!)

 

DNA TECHNOLOGY AND FORENSICS (DNA fingerprinting)

Read:

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

 

Then go to:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sheppard/courtroom.html

 

Think about and Answer:

1.) What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using genetic forensic evidence in criminal court cases?

2.) What kind of impact do you think DNA technology has had and will have on Forensic Science?

 

Then:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sheppard/analyze.html

Read this page and go through parts #1-#3 to create a DNA fingerprint and analyze it to find out the culprit!

 

DNA TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE (Genetic testing, Gene Therapy, and Recombinant DNA)

Read:

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEPC/NIH/index.html

          (read sections on benefits, risks, & limitations of gene testing)

 

and read

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_testing

Think about and Answer:

3.) Parents now have the opportunity for genetic testing of their unborn children. Do you feel that this is wise? Why or why not?

 

Read:

http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/medicine/genetherapy.shtml#3

4.) Are disabilities diseases? Do they need to be cured or prevented with gene therapy?

 

Watch a Brainpop on "Cloning"

http://www.brainpop.com

then go to one of these (or both) websites, search the parts that you need to answer the questions below

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/cloning     OR     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloning

 

Think about and answer:

5.) What are some positives of cloning?

6.) What are some negatives of cloning?

7.) Do you think cloning is a valuable tool? Why or why not? Explain using what you have learned.

 

Read about recombinant DNA technology and transgenic organisms on this site

http://bioinquiry.biol.vt.edu/bioinquiry/BioTech1/biotechpaid/biotechhtmls/transgen.html

    (Click on the question and read the short answers)

 

Then, answer:

8.) In your own words, what is a transgenic organism? Give an example of a transgenic organism.

9.) What are your thoughts on recombinant dna technology and transgenic organisms?

 

 

DNA TECHNOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE (Genetically Modified Foods)

Read:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/dna/episode2/index.html

and click box on right “Gallery of Genetic Modifications” and read

 

Think about and Answer:

10.) What did you learn from these articles? How does it make you feel about the food you eat?