Plasmid Insertion by Heat Shock Treatment
What I Can Do
1. Research the pros and cons of Genetic Engineering.
Tackling and defeating diseases
May lead to genetic defects
Getting rid of all illnesses in young and unborn
Limits genetic diversity
Potential to live longer
Reduced nutritional value
Faster growth in animals and plants
Organisms can be ‘Tailor-Made’
Negative side effects
2. What is your opinion on Genetic Engineering?
Genetically engineered crops have better resistance to pests and diseases. They have a longer shelf life, so are easier
to transport. Less herbicide and other chemicals are needed to protect them from insects. Genetic engineering could also
provide cheaper and safer sources of medicine. There are so many good factors or things that genetic engineering can
make like more nutritious food and tastier food are produced and made, disease- and drought-resistant plants that require
fewer environmental resources such as water and fertilizer, less use of pesticides, increased supply of food with reduced
cost and longer shelf life, faster growing plants and animals etc.
Lesson 2: Discuss the Applications of Recombinant DNA
What I Know
PRIOR KNOWLEDGE: Definition of Terms
- an individual grown from a single somatic cell or cell nucleus and genetically identical to it or a group of
replicas of all or part of a macromolecule and especially DNA.
- is a small, extra chromosomal DNA molecule within a cell that is physically separated from
chromosomal DNA and can replicate independently.
- is technology that utilizes biological systems, living organisms or parts of this to develop or
create different products.
- is the selective amplification of DNA or RNA targets using the polymerase chain reaction.
- is the act of noticing or sensing something.