Genetic Engineering


Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology - General Cloning and Stem Cell research

Gene Therapy

Genetically Modified Food

Genetic engineering, genetically modified food and cloning are controversial areas of scientific development.
It is important to consider the accuracy and bias of any material on these topics (either in print or on the Web).


Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology - General

The Australian Biotechnical Association - Educational Leaflets - What is biotechnology?, What is genetic engineering?, Transgenic animals and plants, Biotechnology and food and more
http://www.biotechnology.gov.au/index.cfm?event=object.showContent&objectID=F6C33ACE-BCD6-81AC-1FD796E193C1D74E

Biotechnology Online - from Biotechnology Australia
http://www.biotechnologyonline.gov.au/

Fact Sheets - from the Centre for Genetics Education, NSW Health
http://www.genetics.com.au/factsheet/index.html

The Public Perception Of Risk In Genetic Modification - from Ockhams Razor, ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/ockham/stories/s468545.htm

Webcasts --Online Audio and Video Files about Genetics and the Human Genome Project - from Human Genome Project
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/education/audio.shtml

1998 Australia Prize: PROFESSOR ELIZABETH BLACKBURN (USA) - biographies and background information in the area of molecular genetics
https://sciencegrants.dest.gov.au/scienceprize/Pages/Doc.aspx?name=previous_winners/Aust1998Blackburn.htm

THE GENETIC REVOLUTION - an on-line book looking at the ethical issues of genetic engineering with chapters on Designer Life - designer people, Strange foods in a strange world and New gene medicines for new people
http://www.globalchange.com/books/Genesintro.htm

Genetic Engineering - including a report (April 2000) and fact sheets from the Sierra (Environmental) Club
http://www.sierraclub.org/biotech/

Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome - from Human Genome Project Information
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/publicat/primer/prim2.html


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Cloning and Stem Cell Research

Background information

Cloning Fact Sheet - from Human Genome Project Information
http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis/elsi/cloning.html

The mammal copiers - advances in cloning - from NOVA, the Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/nova/043/043key.htm

A Clone in Sheep's Clothing - an Exploration from Scientific American
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=0009B07D-BD40-1C59-B882809EC588ED9F

DR. FRANKENSTEIN, I PRESUME? - an interview with the scientist who cloned the first animal, from http://www.salon.com/feb97/news/news2970224.html

Sex and Cloning - from New Scientist
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/sex/

The Cloning Qiestion: Is making Clones Maing Trouble? - from The Exploratorium
http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/news/march97.html

Cloning Around with Stem Cells - from ABC Science Online
http://www.abc.net.au/science/slab/stemcells/default.htm

Cloning in Focus - from Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/cloning/

What does the Royal Society think about stem cell research and cloning? - from The Royal Society
http://royalsociety.org/page.asp?id=1207

Send in the Clones - an Exploration from Scientific American
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=000186A6-697C-1CE2-95FB809EC588EF21

Cloning - benefits

Cloning: potential benefits for human medicine - from the Medical Journal of Australia
http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/xmas/trounson/trounson.html

Potential Benefits of Human Cloning - from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
http://www.rpi.edu/dept/chem-eng/Biotech-Environ/cloning/bioBenefits.html

Benefits and problems with cloning animals - an article published in Canadian Veterinary Journal
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1476349

The Benefits of Human Cloning - from Human Cloning, a site supporting human cloning technology, stem cell research, and treatments for infertility
http://www.humancloning.org/benefits.php

Cloning - controversies

What Are Some Issues In Cloning? - from Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/cloning/clissues/

Cloning Around Investigating the Ability to Create Human Embryos from Cloned Cells: An Ethics Debate in the Science Classroom - from New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19981217thursday.html

Teaching activities

Hello Dolly: A WebQuest
http://powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/projects/dolly/

Hello Dolly: A WebQuest
http://teachers.sduhsd.k12.ca.us/tpsocialsciences/DollyWeb/hello.htm

The Clone Age - lesson plans to accompany the DiscoverySchool.com
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/cloneage/

An Internet WebQuest: HUMAN CLONING: SOME ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS - from Glencoe Online
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/webquest/content/cloning.shtml

To Clone or Not to Clone: A WebQuest - from Instructional Computing, Stony Brook University
http://www.ic.sunysb.edu/Stu/psims/wq.html

To Clone or Not to Clone: That is the Question - from Calgary Board of Education
http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b628/webquest/


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Stem Cell Therapy

What are Stem Cells? - from BioNet Online
http://www.bionetonline.org/English/Content/sc_cont1.htm

Stem Cells - from Biotechnology Australia
http://www.biotechnologyonline.gov.au/human/stemcells.cfm

Stem cells – gateway to 21st century medicine - from NOVA, Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/nova/079/079key.htm

Stem Cells in The Spotlight - from Genetics Science Learning Center
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/stemcells/

Stem Cell Basics - from National Institute of health
http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/basics1.asp

Stem Cells - from New Scientist
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/sex/stem-cells

Stem Cell Therapy: Ethical Issues - from Nuffield Council on Bioethics
http://www.nuffieldbioethics.org/go/ourwork/stemcells/introduction

Stem Cell Science and Medical Updates - from Stem Cell Research Foundation
http://www.bedfordresearch.org/


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Gene therapy

Gene Therapy - from Human Genome Project Information
http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis/medicine/genetherapy.html

Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage? - from Genetic Science Learning Center
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/genetherapy/index.cfm

Gene Therapy - An Overview - from Access Excellence
http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BA/Gene_Therapy_Overview.html

What is gene therapy? - from National Institute of Health
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/therapy/genetherapy

GENE THERAPY - a Fact Sheet from the Centre for Genetics Education
http://www.genetics.com.au/factsheet/fs27.html


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Genetically Modified Food

Background Information

Genetically Modified Foods and Organisms - from Human Genome Project Information
http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis/elsi/gmfood.html

Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful? - from Discovery Guides
http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/gmfood/overview.php

GM: Genetically modified food - from Choice Consumer Magazine
Article

Biotechnology (GM foods) - from World Health Organisation
http://www.who.int/foodsafety/biotech/en/

Genetically Modified Plants - from The Royal Society
http://royalsociety.org/landing.asp?id=1216

Food Biotechnology - from International Food Information Council
http://ific.org/food/biotechnology/index.cfm

Genetically modified or GM Foods - from the Australia New Zealand Food Authority
http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/foodmatters/gmfoods/index.cfm

GM Organisms - from New Scientist
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/opinion/gm-food/

GM foods - benefits

Genetically Modified Foods and Organisms - from Human Genome Project Information
http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis/elsi/gmfood.html

Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful? - from Discovery Guides
http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/gmfood/overview.php

Genetically Modified Food - from Social Issues Research Centre
http://www.sirc.org/gate/gm_food.html

More food, cleaner food – gene technology and plants - from NOVA, Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/nova/009/009key.htm

Harvest of Fear - from NOVA, PBS Online
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/harvest/

Integrated pest management - the good, the bad and the genetically modified - from NOVA, the Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/nova/041/041key.htm

GM foods - controversies

Genetic Engineering - from Greenpeace, What are you eating?
http://www.greenpeace.org/~geneng/

True Food Network (You can no to genetically modified food) - from Greenpeace
http://www.greenpeace.org.au/truefood/

Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful? - from Discovery Guides
http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/gmfood/overview.php

Genetically Modified Food - from Social Issues Research Centre
http://www.sirc.org/gate/gm_food.html

Harvest of Fear - from NOVA, PBS Online
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/harvest/

You are eating genetically engineered food. Is it good for you? Do you have a choice? - from Mothers for Natural Law
http://www.safe-food.org/

School level

The attack of the mutant soyabeans - from Australian Broadcasting Corporation
http://www.abc.net.au/science/bernie/soyabean/default.htm

Activities

GE Foods - Friend or Foe? - WebQuest from Nutrition for Teens
http://home.earthlink.net/~spcemonk/webquest.html

GENETICA’S DILEMNA - WebQuest
http://www.tccsa.net/webquest/shea/

DNA for Dinner - a webquest
http://dnafordinner.blogspot.com/

What's for Dinner? Understanding the Introduction of Transgenic Animals into the Marketplace - a Daily Lesson Plan from New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20070731tuesday.html

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