Cloning

 

Cloning is a controversial subject and many groups have an opinion about whether it is something that should be banned.

 

Few people realize though, that cloning is just a small part of the work that is being done with the DNA and cells of animals and plants.

 

In this assignment you will use the internet to explore 3 topics in genetic research and form a personal opinion on each.

 

Answer ALL the following questions:

 

Cloning

  1. What is a clone?
  2. Under what circumstances does cloning occur naturally?
  3. What are two examples of species that can clone themselves?
  4. Who is “Dolly”?
  5. Describe how “Dolly” was created. You may want to cut and paste a diagram for this.
  6. In what ways are identical twins different?
  7. Would cloning create identical people?
  8. What is the point of “non-reproductive human cloning”?
  9. What is the WHO?
  10. What is their position on human cloning?
  11. What are 3 arguments in favour of cloning?
  12. What are 3 arguments against cloning?
  13. In 50 words or more state your position on cloning.

 

 

Stem Cell Research

  1. What are stem cells?
  2. Why are scientists interested in embryonic stem cells?
  3. What could stem cells be used for?
  4. What is Parkinson’s disease?
  5. How is it hoped stem cell research can assist sufferers of Parkinson’s disease?
  6. What are 3 arguments for stem cell research?
  7. What are 3 arguments against stem cell research?
  8. In 50 words or more state your position on Stem Cell Research.

 

 

 

Genetically Modified Food

  1. What is a genetically modified food?
  2. What are 3 arguments for genetically modified food?
  3. What are 3 arguments against genetically modified food?
  4. In 50 words or more state your position on Genetically Modified Food.