Biotechnology is the use of a living thing or any part of a living thing to make a product or process that improves human life.
Recommended: Click on the following links to review materials to enhance your knowledge of cell division and biotechnology, and to support your opinion of the benefit, difference or safety of food from cloned animals:
Genetics Science Learning Center: A Web site dedicated to helping people understand how genetics affects their lives and society
Mitosis: An animation of the process of cell division
Meiosis: An animation of the process of cell division for the production of haploid gametes
5 Cloning Myths: Debunking common misconceptions about clones and the process of cloning
Biotechnology Solutions for Everyday Life: Examples of biotechnology
Choose 1 of the following biotechnology applications:
- in vitro fertilization
- DNA profiling
- Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
- Gene therapy
In an APA-formatted report, research the topic that you have chosen, and answer the following questions:
- Explain how the process you have chosen meets the definition of biotechnology.
- Describe how the process is performed.
- Explain the uses of the application.
- Discuss at least 1 benefit, 1 drawback, and 1 risk of each of the processes.
- Elaborate on an ethical concern, such as leftover embryos, DNA privacy, or mandated vaccines.
Use the following guidelines for your report:
- Utilize at least 2 credible sources to support the arguments presented in the paper. Make sure you cite them appropriately within your paper and list the references in APA format on your Reference page.
- Your paper should be 2–3 pages in length, not counting the Title page, Abstract, and Reference page. In accordance with APA formatting requirements, it should be double-spaced and include a running head and page numbers.
Biotechnology Innovation Organization. (2017). Biotechnology solutions for everyday life. Retrieved from https://www.bio.org/articles/biotechnology-solutions-everyday-life
Learn.Genetics. (n.d.). Basic genetics. Retrieved from http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/basics/
Learn.Genetics. (n.d.). Cloning myths. Retrieved from http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/cloning/cloningmyths/
Sadava, et al. (2010). Meiosis: Introduction. In, Life: The science of biology (9th ed.). Retrieved from http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animations/content/meiosis.html
Sadava, et al. (2010). Mitosis: Introduction. In, Life: The science of biology (9th ed.). Retrieved from http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animations/content/mitosis.html