Teaching Resources for Stages 4 & 5 - 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.ausbiotech.org/edu1.html

Public Perceptions of Genetic Engineering: Australia, 1994: International Social Science Survey - from Department of Industry, Science and Resources
http://www.industry.gov.au/pubs/reports/genengin/content.html

1998 Australia Prize: Molecular genetics - biographies and background information in the area of molecular genetics
http://www.abc.net.au/science/sweek/ausprize/

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: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy (©1997) - download in pdf background information, study activities and student sheets
http://www.bscs.org/cp_hs_mod_mhg.html


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Cloning and Stem Cell Research

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/explorations/030397clone/030397beards.html

Stem cell research and therapeutic cloning policy - from The Royal Society
http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/policy/stemcells.htm

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

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

Cloning and Stem Cells Special Report - from New Scientist
http://www.newscientist.com/hottopics/cloning/

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

Send in the Clones - an Exploration from Scientific American
http://www.sciam.com/explorations/1998/072798clone/


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Gene therapy

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


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Genetically Modified Food

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

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

Biotechnology and the future of food - Position of ADA - from American Dietetic Association
http://www.eatright.org/abiotechnology.html

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

The Council for responsible genetics including a report on Science and GE Foods. 'CRG is a non-profit/non-governmental organization devoted to fostering public debate about the social, ethical, and environmental implications of the new genetic technologies.'
http://www.gene-watch.org/

GM Food Special Report - from New Scientist
http://www.newscientist.com/hottopics/gm/

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

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/

GM foods and the consumer - a 50 page report (download in pdf) from the Australia New Zealand Food Authority
http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/_srcfiles/gm_and_consumer_pub02_00.pdf

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




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