Inheritance and Genetic Engineering”
Note: Online students, please respond to one (1) of the following three (3) bulleted items.
- Read the Hastings Science and Technology Law Journal entitled, “Concerns Associated with Expanding DNA Databases” found here then briefly discuss your understanding of DNA fingerprinting technology. Next debate whether or not you would submit your DNA to a national DNA fingerprint database. Justify your response.
- Read the Molecular Therapy article entitled, “The State of Gene Therapies: The FDA Perspective found here then briefly describe your understanding of gene therapy technology. Next take stance as to whether or not you think genetic therapy is dangerous when using human clinical trials. Justify your response.
- Explain in 100 to 250 words the science behind why human eyes come in so many colors. Next briefly discuss your understanding of Mendelian and non-Mendelian patterns of inheritance then describe how human eye color can be determined in relation to patterns of inheritance.