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LEARNING ABOUT BIOTECHNOLOGY

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LEARNING ABOUT BIOTECHNOLOGY!
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https://www.bio.org/what-biotechnology
https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1201-what-is-biotechnology
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1. What is biotechnology?
2. List three ways that biotechnology is being used currently.
https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/science/gmfoods/
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3. What does GMO stand for? Explain what a GMO is IN YOUR OWN WORDS.
4. What are two benefits of GMOs?
5. What are two negatives of GMOs?
https://www.rpi.edu/dept/chem-eng/Biotech-Environ/Projects00/rdna/rdna.html
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6. What is recombinant DNA and how is it used?
https://genetics.thetech.org/original_news/news16
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7. Explain what DNA fingerprinting is. How might it be used?
https://www.livescience.com/32295-how-does-cloning-work.html
https://www.genome.gov/about-genomics/fact-sheets/Cloning-Fact-Sheet
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8. Give an example of cloning.
9. What are some benefits of cloning?
10. What are some potential negatives of cloning?
11. What role do stem cells play in curing disease?
https://www.whatisbiotechnology.org/index.php/science/summary/transgenic/transgenic-animalshave-genes-from-other-species-inserted
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12. What are transgenic animals and how are they being used?
https://www.livescience.com/64662-genetic-modification.html
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13. What is the earliest known genetically modified plant?
14. Explain how and why the plant was modified.
15. Read “The moral dilemma” section of the article and summarize it below.
https://www.juliantrubin.com/schooldirectory/biotechnologyresources.html
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16. Who are two scientists who are involved in biotechnology?
17. What were their inventions/contributions to the field?
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