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    . Genetic engineering and medicine

    Choose one of the following topics and write a 400-500 word essay. You must cite at least 2 primary sources. Follow the proper citation format

     (Links to an external site.)

    Links to an external site.

    for articles and or websites

    (Links to an external site.)

    Links to an external site.

    . You must use direct (primary) sources of information (i.e., not Wikipedia or news articles). The essay must have the following sections: accurate title, 3-sentence abstract, introductory paragraph, 2-3 body paragraphs, conclusion, references. The entire essay should be less than 525 words; that includes everything. You will get a point deducted for going over the word limit, and 1 point each for missing any of the required sections listed above.

    For all topics, you must write at least 1 paragraph that is 100% your own personal insight.

    1. Genetic engineering and medicine

    Choose one disease that has been cured by genetic engineering.

    Briefly describe the disease; evaluate the cure.

    2. Therapeutic cloning

    Describe a disease that is caused by a malfunctioning gene and can be cured by gene therapy.

    3. Genetic engineering and agriculture

    Find an engineered agricultural crop or livestock.

    Discuss the pro’s and con’s and any ethical concerns.

    4. Reproductive cloning and conservation of endangered species

    Find examples and discuss concerns.

    5. Stem cell therapy

    Find a disease that has been cured by this therapy.

    What are some of the issues around stem cell therapy?

    Please remember to use your own words and check for spelling and grammatical errors. The Turnitin results will always show some level of matching, but there should never be complete sentences and sections that are not from your own writing. Practice rephrasing and synthesizing ideas rather than transferring directly someone else’s words.

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