ERIC Number: ED261884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Genetically-Based Biologic Technologies. Biology and Human Welfare.
Mayer, William V.; McInerney, Joseph D.
The purpose of this six-part booklet is to review the current status of genetically-based biologic technologies and to suggest how information about these technologies can be inserted into existing educational programs. Topic areas included in the six parts are: (1) genetically-based technologies in the curriculum; (2) genetic technologies (reviewing basic genetics and examining recombinant DNA and fermentation); (3) genetic technologies in medicine (discussing genetic screening and diagnosis, gene therapy, and hybridomas); (4) genetic technologies in agriculture (considering pests and pathogens, nitrogen fixation, photosynthesis, ability to withstand unfavorable environmental conditions, improving the storage of proteins in seeds, tissue culture, and livestock); (5) social and ethical issues in genetic technology (discussing safety, biotechnology as business, and the application of genetic technology to humans); and (6) the future of biotechnology. A glossary and 11-item annotated bibliography are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Biology, DNA, Ethics, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, Medicine, Safety, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Social Problems
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Vocational Education.; International Union of Biological Sciences. Commission for Biological Education.