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Program Overview. This program contains information about biological diseases that may be inappropriate for your students.

Program Overview

Please preview it to determine its appropriateness for your classroom. NOVA presents a special program on the science of germ warfare that reveals previously unknown details of the secret biological warfare programs conducted by the Soviets and the United States during the Cold War. The program: follows three reporters as they delve into the past and present of biological weapons development. visits abandoned Soviet germ factories in central Asia and goes to Kazakhstan, where dozens of Soviet scientists worked in the world's largest bioweapons facility. profiles two Soviet germ scientists who defected to the United States in the early '90s and shared details of the Soviet bioweapons program. interviews the chief of product development at the U.S.

Explores evidence of Saddam Hussein's secret bioweapons program and speculates on its possible links to terrorist groups. Harvest of fear. Bioethics & Science. Your Site Name - FiB Blog. NOVA scienceNOW: Artificial Life. Print this Teacher's Guide (PDF, 3 pages) Scientists discuss how they are attempting to construct simple life-forms in the laboratory, and they describe the potential benefits of specifically designed artificial life-forms.

NOVA scienceNOW: Artificial Life

This NOVA scienceNOW segment: describes how scientists are trying to create tiny life-forms—converting nonlife into self-sustaining, living creatures. NOVA scienceNOW: Personal DNA Testing. Scientists describe the revealing information that a personal genetic profile provides and discuss the questions and issues people face once this highly personal information is available. describes a company that analyzes DNA and provides clients with information about their risk factors for specific diseases. reviews the structure of DNA and tells how DNA samples are obtained. explains that most human DNA is identical across all people, but differences exist—between individuals, about three million base pairs out of six billion are different (one-twentieth of a percent).

NOVA scienceNOW: Personal DNA Testing

This genetic variation makes us unique, but it's also what predisposes us to genetic diseases. terms each spot in the DNA where a single base is different as a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP). introduces SNP ("snip") chips—silicon chips that hold millions of small fragments of reference DNA. Program Overview. What are the arguments for and against genetically engineered foods?

Program Overview

Join NOVA and FRONTLINE as they track the debate and explore the issues. explains how scientists use genetic engineering to isolate a specific gene from one organism and insert it into another, possibly unrelated, organism. provides examples of benefits of this technique, including engineering plants that can survive being sprayed by weedkiller or can create their own pest defenses. 4_IA_GATTACA. Liberty to pursue and teach relevant knowledge and to discuss it freely without restriction from school or public officials or from other sources of influence. For Assignment Grading Criteria -- see bottom of page!

Genetic Engineering The article (letter to the editor) is used for educational purposes by Dr. Jan A. Nilsson, Biology Department, South Texas College, Texas, USA. Gattaca Worksheet. Genetic Engineering and Its Dangers. Sci-fi Movie Springboard « Megan Golding. I showed the movie today at school as a vehicle for a day of ethics conversations.

Sci-fi Movie Springboard « Megan Golding

The film was released in 1997 and tells the story of a man who masquerades as genetically modified in a society where it’s the only way to the best jobs — including that of navigating a space mission to Titan. I’ve included the movie’s preview below. Our day was incredibly successful. Students debated the issue from 8am until 3pm. ISU Bioethics Outreach. The following case studies are divided into categories relevant to bioethics.

ISU Bioethics Outreach

A brief description of the topics are provided as well. Agriculture. Conversations About Plant Biotechnology Gallery. Education Materials. ISU Bioethics Outreach. The following case studies are divided into categories relevant to bioethics.

ISU Bioethics Outreach

A brief description of the topics are provided as well. Agriculture. High School Bioethics Project. National Agricultural Library: Plants and Crops. Why Bioethics in the Classroom. A New Look at an Old Debate by Carolyn Csongradi For centuries, philosophers, theologians, and politicians have written about different ethical systems which influence how personal choices are made, and then are balanced against the more general goals of society.

Why Bioethics in the Classroom

Individuals have a tendency to champion their own welfare. At the same time society wants to advance the general welfare without allowing any one group or individual to benefit at the expense of another. Recognizing that these needs may sometimes conflict, laws and covenants codify what society regards as moral or immoral for individuals. Discussion Questions. Biotechnology Virtual Library. Links to Sites of Interest to Biotechnologists {*style:<b>National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Centers </b>*} - The NSF ATE Center for Biotechnology - Advanced Technological Education Links to Project Web Sites Biotechnology Industry.

Access Excellence @ the National Health Museum. BLAST GENE Sequences. Human genetics Nucleotide sequences. Human Chromosomes Info. This site is provided as a single-source launchpad to information about each human chromosome. Choose databases and other information resources by "pointing and clicking" on one of the pictured chromosomes or by using the list of links below . Each chromosome page provides links to gene maps, sequences, associated genetic disorders, nonhuman genetic models, identified genes, research efforts and laboratories, and other information as available.

If you would like us to add other chromosome-specific links, please email us . For answers to questions about genetics or the Human Genome Project visit our Human Genome Project Information web site at or contact us via this form . Human Chromosomes Poster and Information. <h2>You must have JavaScript enabled to use the Chromosome Viewer.

Human Chromosomes Poster and Information

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