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Extra - Should we Redesign Humans

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  • The technology is coming.  Developments in biotechnology and engineering have advanced astronomically in the past decade and even years.  Soon, it may be possible to genetically modify humans or human organs for a variety of different purposes.  The possibilities are endless and also scary 

    Directions:

    1. Watch the Ted Talk by Paul Wolpe, It’s time to question bio-engineering  
    1. Examine the other Ted Talk videos under the category, Should we redesign humans 
    1. Select an article from the following resources, or find your own, to enhance your understanding
    1. Answer discussion points by creating one of the following presentation options.  Findings and research will be shared with classmates:
    • Discussion Points:
      1. How is genetic modification conducted
      2. State two current uses of genetically modified crops or animals
      3. Discuss the potential benefits and possible harmful effects of one example of genetic modification
    • Presentation Options:
      1. Prezi
      2. PowToon
      3. Video
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