As with any new technology, there are social, ethical, and legal issues to take into consideration.


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Attached is a HW sheet , Thank you ATTACHMENT PREVIEW Download attachment H.W.docx As with any new technology, there are social, ethical, and legal issues to take into consideration. In the development of gene therapy there have been a number of questions posed as to whether or not this type of treatment should be allowed. Your task is to research the social, ethical, and legal implications of using gene therapy to treat diseases and disorders. Post your findings and opinion of the issues related to gene therapy on the Discussion forum. Some questions to consider: Who should decide how gene therapy will be used? Who decides what ‘normal’ is? Are disabilities and disorders something that need to be cured or prevented? What are the possible side effects to gene therapy? Who decides whether the benefits outweigh the risks? Is it more ethical to use cells from adults as opposed to embryonic cells in gene therapy research? “Demonstrate a high degree of knowledge and understanding of the social, ethical, and legal issues related to gene therapy. Provide examples and quotes are used to support main ideas with a high degree of effectiveness” 1. How does gene regulation involving the trp repressor protein differ from the lac repressor? 2. Based on your understanding of gene regulation in the cell and the function of the trp operon, describe how this process would be affected if there was a mutation in the operator region so that the operator could not carry out its function. 3. What would be the result in this process of a genetic mutation that altered the shape of the trp repressor protein? “Need to demonstrate a high degree of knowledge and understanding of the trp operon and gene regulation & in explaining the effects of mutations on operon function with a high degree of effectiveness” In one year, biologists tracking a bear population counted 33 new baby bear cubs in a population of 546 bears. a. What would you estimate the change in black bear population size would be for the following year? Be sure to adjust the N to reflect the new births and deaths. When you get your answer, round to the "nearest bear" and answer the question – is this population increasing or decreasing in size? b. Determine the number of births and deaths you would expect the following year. Round to the "nearest bear". “Uses processing skills and strategies in calculations with a high degree of effectiveness” Read more

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