Biotechnology

Objectives for the chapter and helpful videos/songs/charts are listed below. This is not an all inclusive list of the content, but it is an excellent place to start or review! The videos are used as a study tool and may cover more or less than what we will cover in class. I will not test you on anything we did not cover in class, unless stated otherwise.


Biotechnology and its Practical Uses

Clones and Cloning 7.1 (Pg. 153-156)

  1. Define clone
    1. Clone Definition
  2. Explain the difference between natural and artificial clones
    1. Examples of Natural Clones: Identical twins, any organism the reproduces via mitosis: Yeast and budding, Bacteria and Binary Fission, etc.
      1. Note: These are just some quick examples, not all inclusive.
    2. Asexual Reproduction Song
    3. Artificial Cloning in the Media
    4. Everything on Artificial Cloning
  3. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of using cloned organisms in research
    1. Pg. 154-156 deal with both the logistical and moral dilemmas that occur with cloning technology

Genetic Engineering 7.2 (Pg. 156-158)

  1. Define Genetic Engineering
    1. Genetic Engineering Definition
  2. Describe the steps to produce recombinant DNA
    1. How to isolate and copy a gene through recombinant DNA

Gene Therapy 7.4 (Pg. 161-162)- Practical Use of Genetic Engineering

  1. Define gene therapy
    1. Gene Therapy Definition
  2. Discuss how gene therapy could be used in humans
    1. Gene Therapy and Vision

Stem Cell Technology 7.3 (Pg. 158-161)

  1. Define stem cell 
    1. Stem Cell Definition
    2. Stem Cell- Image
  2. Explain the difference between somatic and embryonic stem cells
    1. What are stem cells?

DNA Fingerprinting 7.5 (Pg. 163-164)

  1. Define DNA Fingerprinting
    1. DNA Fingerprinting Definition
  2. Describe some uses of DNA fingerprinting technology
    1. How is DNA fingerprinting used to identify a criminal?

Genetically Modified Plants 7.6 (Pg. 165-167)

  1. Explain how genetic engineering is used to modify plants
    1. What Is a Genetically Modified Food?
  2. Describe some potential adverse environmental impacts of genetically modified plants
    1. Pg. 166-167

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