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Science 9: Unit A Biological Diversity

Emerging Technologies Research Assignment
Overview You will engage in a research project, identifying newly emerging technologies for recom ining genetic material! You will e"plore and discuss issues related to using these technologies! #n this assignment there is room for you to construct a supported opinion towards this type of technology used for recom ining genetic material! Assignment Checklist $$$$$ %hoose &opic 'Stem %ells or %loning( $$$$$ %ollect research )uestions from *iss %allaghan $$$$$ %onduct +esearch $$$$$ Arrange report, organi-e which )uestions from handout fit under each section of your paper $$$$$ &ype out polished version of your report $$$$$ Su mit a copy with: .! A title page /! 0roup mem ers1 names 2! +eference list 'your research( Your report should include relevant and appropriate visuals that aid in e"plaining your research topic! You must use at least 3 research sources other than the ones provided to you!

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Science 9: Unit A Biological Diversity Excellent Comprehensive escription of technology in etail !sing precise voca"!lary Proficient Thorough escription of technology in etail !sing logical voca"!lary Basic Cursory escription of technology in etail !sing partially correct voca"!lary Provi es an Provi es an logical partially analysis of accurate iss!es relate analysis of to technology iss!es relate to technology Provi es a Provi es a convincing believable state%ent of state%ent of opinion opinion &he final &he final pro !ct pro !ct systematically simplistically co%%!nicates co%%!nicates %essage an is %essage an supported is partially thro!gh the supported !se of vis!als thro!gh the !se of vis!als $election of $election of relevant suitable reso!rce an reso!rce an infor%ation infor%ation for research for research Basic (-) Superficial escription of technology in etail !sing confusing voca"!lary Provi es an confusing analysis of iss!es relate to technology Provi es a weak state%ent of opinion &he final pro !ct haphazardly co%%!nicates %essage an its vis!als interfere with clarity $election of trivial reso!rce an infor%ation for research

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Cloning Research Questions 3 jectives:

Science 9: Unit A Biological Diversity • • descri e some of the newly emerging technologies for recom ining genetic material identify and discuss the issues related to using these technologies

Overview ection o! re"ort# .! 4hat is organism cloning5 0ive a description of the procedure used to clone! /! 4hat was the first cloned organism and in what year did that occur5 2! 4hat is the difference etween reproductive cloning and therapeutic cloning5 Issues ection o! Re"ort# 6! 4hat is the reasoning ehind cloning research5 4hy would it e important to continue such a controversial line of research to some people5 7! 4hy is there so much controversy concerning cloning research5 8! Descri e three myths surrounding cloning5 O"inion ection o! Re"ort# 9! 4hat stance do you ta:e on cloning research5 Support your argument with three specific e"amples of why you support or do not support cloning research! Some handy sites: ;ealth %anada: http:<<www!hc,sc!gc!ca<sr,sr<pu s< iotech<proc$assi$hum$e!html University of Utah: http:<<learn!genetics!utah!edu<units<cloning< *edline =lus: http:<<www!nlm!nih!gov<medlineplus<cloning!html >earn Al erta: http:<<www!learnal erta!ca<

tem Cell Research 3 jectives: • descri e some of the newly emerging technologies for recom ining genetic material • identify and discuss the issues related to using these technologies

Science 9: Unit A Biological Diversity

Overview section o! re"ort# .! 4hat are stem cells5 4here can stem cells e located or e"tracted from5 /! Descri e two types of stem cells collected from the human ody! 2! 4hy are stem cells so important to scientific research5 ?ame three illnesses or diseases that are currently under research using stem cells as a possi le therapy! 6! 4hy is %anadian actor *ichael @ Ao" such a strong supporter of stem cell research5 7! Are researchers in %anada allowed to use em ryonic stem cells5 4hat are si" guidelines that %anada1s researchers must follow5 Issues ection o! Re"ort 8! 4hy is there so much controversy concerning stem cell research5 9! Are there any proposed alternatives to using stem cells for same means5 Descri e any of the possi le alternative therapies! O"inion ection o! re"ort# B! 4hat stance do you ta:e on stem cell research5 Support your argument with three specific e"amples of why your support or do not support stem cell research! Some handy sites: #nternational Society for Stem %ell +esearch: http:<<www!isscr!org< *edical ?ews &oday: http:<<www!medicalnewstoday!com<sections<stem$cell< %anadian #nstitutes of ;ealth +esearch: http:<<www!cihr,irsc!gc!ca<e<.7/77!html *ichael @ Ao" Aoundation for =ar:inson1s +esearch: http:<<www!michaeljfo"!org< >earn Al erta: http:<<www!learnal erta!ca<