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Genetics and technology. Objectives To investigate an area of modern technological development related to genetics ( 1 lesson) To provide a ten minute presentation to the class on the topic You should make it like a newscast or televised debate. Content. 1. Describe the technology

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Genetics and technology

Genetics and technology

Objectives

To investigate an area of modern technological development related to genetics (1 lesson)

To provide a ten minute presentation to the class on the topic

You should make it like a newscast or televised debate.


Content

Content

1. Describe the technology

2. Explain its potential benefits

3. Explain ethical and practical concerns

4. Conclude by saying what you think and why

5. Work in teams of four

6. One lesson to research and prepare

7. Two lessons for class presentations


Research topics

Research topics

1. The human genome project

2. Gene therapy

3. Pre implantation genetic diagnosis

4. GM crops

5. Use of chimaeras in scientific research

6. Human cloning.


Genetic technology rubric

Genetic technology rubric


Some resources

Someresources

Thepossibility of usingchimeras (mixtures of twodifferentspecies – possiblyanimals and humans) forscientificinvestigation.

http://www.bioeticaweb.com/content/view/1212/40/

ExperimentingwithHumans(Dr. Vega Gutiérrez)

http://www.bioeticaweb.com/content/view/45/40/

¿Do we have the right to change the human species (R. Andorno) 

http://www.bioeticaweb.com/content/view/137/40/

Cloning – thesupermarket of humans(JeremyRifkin)

http://www.bioeticaweb.com/content/view/372/40/


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