Gene technology carries with it social and ethical
implications—many of which engender personal views and discussion.
one (1) of the following biotechnology topics to write about:
Genetically modified crop plants
Genetically modified microorganisms
Genetically modified animals
Personal genomics and / or personalized medicine for humans
a four to six (4 to 6) page paper on your chosen topic. Organize your paper
into sections corresponding to the following requirements:
Biological basis. Describe the technology. Discuss what it accomplishes.
Elaborate on the scientific principles that make this technology possible. Your
goal in this section of the paper is to show the instructor that you understand
the underlying science behind the technology. Describe how exactly the
technology works. Discuss the biological principles that underlie this
Social and ethical implications. Without disclosing your personal view
about this technology, provide an analysis of its social and ethical
implications. State the ethical concerns apparent in the use of this
technology. Discuss the benefits and risks. Your goal in this section is to
look at all sides of the issue. In the next section, you will give your
Personal viewpoint. In the previous section, your goal was to be as
objective as possible, to look at all sides of the issues. In this section,
your goals are to give a personal opinion about the technology and provide a
justification of that opinion.
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment, in
addition to the course text. Note:
Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. The body of
the paper must have in-text citations that correspond to the references.
Integrate all sources into your paper using proper techniques of quoting,
paraphrasing and summarizing, along with proper use of in-text citations to
credit your sources.
assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12),
with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the
student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover
page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page
specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Examine DNA structure, and function, gene expression, and
Discuss the various applications of genomics and biotechnology.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in
Write clearly and concisely about biology using proper writing