Using Genetic Technology

Using Genetic Technology

by Andrew Solway


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Using Genetic Technology by Andrew Solway

Does science sometimes seem dry and boring? Why do we need to learn about it? "Why Science Matters" demonstrates how the science we learn at school is important in every aspect of our everyday lives. Using case studies and investigations, the series describes the development of science and technologies that can improve out lives - or lead to new scientific challenges and controversies. In "Using Genetic Technology" we find out about the potential benefits and risks of technologies, such as gene therapy, which have to be balanced against one another. We learn how characteristics of living things are the combined result of a number of genes, and how scientists can alter an organism by altering its genetic make-up. We discover how it could become normal to grow crops or raise farm animals to produce drugs and medicines, in the same way that we farm them for food, milk, or wool today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432918507
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Series: Why Science Matters
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Always in the news — Genes and characteristics — DNA and proteins — Engineering techniques — Genetic technology in medicine — GM foods — Cloning research — Genetics in the future.

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