What is life? How do you study human life?
How do living things maintain themselves? • What is homeostasis? • Some examples of homeostasis • Body temperature • Fluid levels • Blood pressure
Biological classification Domains and kingdoms- the biggest groups Taxonomy- the science of classification
Once you have formed your hypothesis-then what? • How do you test a hypothesis? • Controlled experiment (variables) • Population study • A variation on a population study is a clinical trial • Toxicology studies in animals • I. Is it safe? • II. Is it effective in a small target population? • III. Is it effective in a large population? • IV. Does it have other uses? • Research (what have other people done?)
Hypothesis and theory • Hypothesis is an educated guess • Theory-hypothesis that has withstood testing • Evolution • Cell theory • Germ theory • Chemiosmotic theory
“Science (technology) is neither good nor bad; it’s how it is used” • ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications) • Program funded by DOE and NIH as part of HGP (3-5% of total budget) • http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/elsi.shtml