Purpose of human-made genetic recombinations in food

Assignment Help Biology
Reference no: EM13751877

Addresses course outcomes 1-4:
• recognize and explain how the scientific method is used to solve problems
• make observations and discriminate between scientific and pseudoscientific explanations
• weigh evidence and make decisions based on strengths and limitations of scientific knowledge and the scientific method
• use knowledge of biological principles, the scientific method, and appropriate technologies to ask relevant questions, develop hypotheses, design and conduct experiments, interpret results, and draw conclusions

1. Select one of the topics listed below.
2. Find articles related to the topic.
3. Write two pages, double spaced, excluding references. You must read the articles that you find and summarize the information they contain briefly in your own words. Extensive quotes from the article are discouraged. This assignment demonstrates the acceptable, ethical, and academic method for citing information from a public source. You may not use online encyclopedias as a source more than once. Use APA style for citing references).
===============================================================================

Topics (select one)
a) Genetically modified food. What is the purpose of human-made genetic recombinations in food? Are foods that contain genes resulting from artificial genetic recombinations really safe? What foods in your supermarket result from genetic recombination? What types of regulations exist for these foods? (For example, you might search the Food and Drug Administration website.) Clearly explain your reasoning for each answer.
b) Stem cells. A relative of a friend of yours had a spinal cord injury after a bad car accident. The medical team has decided that this patient is a good candidate for a clinical trial using stem cell therapy. Your friend has not had a biology course since high school, so you are going to write for him or her a two-page discussion of stem cell information. In your discussion, include a description of the biology of stem cells, and explain how these cells are unique in their ability to treat diseases and injury. The following website from NIH regarding stem cell research will be very helpful: http://stemcells.nih.gov/index.asp.
c) Fracking (hydraulic fracturing) and tar sands (oil sands). With society's dependence on nonrenewable fossil fuels, the oil & gas industry is turning more to use of hydraulic fracturing and tar sands to extract natural gas and oil. A friend asks you. "What's all this controversy in the news about fracking and tar sands?" Briefly explain to your friend how hydraulic fracturing and oil sands are used to obtain fossil fuels. Then, in more detail, describe the environmental problems involved in these processes and why they are controversial. Finally, give your opinions on possible solutions to the problems, with your reasoning backed by the references that you studied. 

Reference no: EM13751877

Previous Q& A

  Write essay on ulrich von liechtenstein service of ladies

Write essay on Ulrich von Liechtenstein Service of Ladies. In your own words, what do the key themes of this document tell us about values of the society that produced it?

  Presentation of heb store loyalty program

Three (3) Slides PowerPoint presentation of HEB store Loyalty Program. Include bullet point with a speaker notes and references

  Application base was manufacturing overhead under

Sinclair Company manufactures a line of lightweight running shoes. CEO Andrew Sinclair estimated that the company would incur $3,198,890 in manufacturing overhead during the coming year. Using direct labor hours as the application base was manufactur..

  List the entities and their attributes

A common business document is and order form. Orders are an integral part of any sales data base. List the entities and their attributes

  Job order costing system

Lucy Sportswear manufactures a line of specialty T-shirts using a job order costing system. In March the company incurred the following costs to complete Job ICU2: direct materials, $13,100, and direct labor, $4,000. The company also incurred $1,330 ..

  Taxable income and the tax rate remains

In 2014, its first year of operations, Kimble Corp. has a $770,000 net operating loss when the tax rate is 35%. In 2015, Kimble has $320,000 taxable income and the tax rate remains 35%.

  Review the project management email

Review the Project Management email, Write an email response in which you address the following points:

  In regards to a business combination

IN regards to a business combination, in which all the assets and all the liabilities (asset acquisition of a company are obtained, in "Investment - xxx" account is not debited in the initial journal entry, by the acquirer to record the business comb..

  What is the balance in agees equity investment account

Agee Corporation acquired a 38% interest in Trent Company on January 1, 2015, for $480,000. At that time, Trent had 1,000,000 shares of its $1 par common stock issued and outstanding. During 2015, Trent paid cash dividends of $154,000 and thereafter ..

  Define the characteristics of the segment

How Argyle did changed the Problem into an Opportunity and define the characteristics of the segment chosen by applying the relevant theory?

Reviews

Write a Review

 

Similar Q& A

  What is the connection between attention and cognition

A researcher wants to develop a test that will distinguish charophytes and land plants from green algae. Which chemicals would be the best subject for such an assay.

  Q1 the abc company is a geographically distributed

q1 the abc company is a geographically distributed organization with some sites around the country. users at these

  Calculate the divergence rate

Suppose that a molecular clock has been operating since the divergence of two species, calculate the divergence rate, given that the amino acid difference is 20 percent.

  Water is important to interactions of biological molecules

Water is important to the interactions of biological molecules because

  What proportion of the pollen would carry the lethal gene

In some genetically engineered corn plants the dominant gene (D) produces a protein that is lethal to certain insect pests that eat the corn plants. It was found that the pollen could also kill the insect pests. If a corn plant is heterozygous for..

  Why are microsatellites codominant markers

How are microsatellite markers scored (what are the alleles)? Why are microsatellites codominant markers? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using RFLP, AFLP, and microsatellite markers? If you don’t know any sequence information for the ..

  The use of pcr and genetic approaches in biotechnology1

the use of pcr and genetic approaches in biotechnology1 define the following terms.a ecotillingb an allelic seriesc

  Explain the role of water potential in the movement of water

Explain the role of water potential in the movement of water from soil through the plant and into the air?

  Find out the genotype of black trotter

In horse, black coat colour is influenced by the dominant allele (B) and chestnut coat colour by the recessive colour (b). Trotting gait is due to dominant gene (T), pacing gait to the recessive allele (t). What colour horse would you use to find out..

  Find out the gametes produced by this rabbit

A male rabbit with genotype GgBb. Find out the gametes produced by this rabbit (the sperm would have these combinations of alleles) Hint there are 4 combinations.

  What general term is associated with mutationalphenomena

Clostridium and Streptococcus are both catalase-negative. Streptococcus grows by fermentation. Why is Clostridium killed by oxygen, whereas Streptococcus is not.

  What is the total length of uncut dna molecule

sketch a diagram of the circular DNA molecule, showing the locations of the restriction sites for Ecor I and BamH I , as well as distances between them.

Free Assignment Quote

Assured A++ Grade

Get guaranteed satisfaction & time on delivery in every assignment order you paid with us! We ensure premium quality solution document along with free turntin report!

All rights reserved! Copyrights ©2019-2020 ExpertsMind IT Educational Pvt Ltd