Today we explored how amazing knowing our genome can be! We explored stem cell research, we discussed GMOs (genetically modified organisms), we discussed genetic engineering, we explored DNA fingerprinting, and we discovered how gene therapies can change the lives of so many with genetic disorders. Wow... we sure know so many ways that decoding the human genome has changed our understanding of life and living things AND have great insights as to what the future may hold. Tonight we need to clean up our summary paragraph to a well supported and analyzed CEAEAEAL paragraph addressing the question How has the decoding of the human genome changed our understanding of life and living things AND what do you think may change in the future from our understanding of the genome? IF you choose to type this paragraph you can submit your paragraph via google docs (just share with me!). You also can hand write on loose leaf, or type and print. If you still need help in discovering just how our understanding of life has changed you may choose to click on the following links for specific evidence and analysis in the CEAL (your textbook pages 123-130 also has great evidence and analysis information):
How have dog breeds changed over the years? How have fruits and veggies changed over the years?
What? No 'Y'? Genetic superpowers??? (Mutations for humans!!!) Evolving ourselves with gene therapy!
RETIRED Science Teacher
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