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Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

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 Jurassic Park - A Possible Reality? 
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Jurassic Park; A possible Reality?TEST GRADE
The book
 Jurassic Park 
and the three movies that followed its publication raise theprospect that through the manipulation of DNA, millions of years-old dinosaurs canbe resurrected from the dead.
Questions to be answered on a separate sheet of paper DUE Monday May5th:
1.As a new century begins, is this science fiction book one that is prophesizing afuture possibility or is it just a creative representation of an author'simagination?2.What biological materials are required to recreate extinct species?3.What techniques are required to recreate extinct species?4.How old can DNA be and still be viable to manipulation through the tools of biotechnology?5.Are there other extinct creatures that could be brought back to life throughbiotechnology?6.What role can ancient DNA play in understanding life on earth?7.Does the DNA of living species give clues to what life was like in the past?Use the websites listed below as resources that will enable you to answer thequestions above. Use information from your research to write elaborate andsupported answers to the questions above. We will discuss your answers in class.
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Essay/Class Discussion-DUE Monday May 5th
Once you have finished the research, you are to usetherubric on the back of thispage and write a paper using the following prompt:
 Jurassic Park the movie depicts many science concepts.Centering your response on the genetic and biotechnological concepts presented in the movie, what did the movie get right and what misconceptions about genetics and biotechnology did the movie present? 

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