ERIC Number: ED461499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Human Genome Project: Biology, Computers, and Privacy.
Cutter, Mary Ann G.; Drexler, Edward; Gottesman, Kay S.; Goulding, Philip G.; McCullough, Laurence B.; McInerney, Joseph D.; Micikas, Lynda B.; Mural, Richard J.; Murray, Jeffrey C.; Zola, John
This module, for high school teachers, is the second of two modules about the Human Genome Project (HGP) produced by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS). The first section of this module provides background information for teachers about the structure and objectives of the HGP, aspects of the science and technology that underlie the HGP, information science as it relates to the HGP, and ethics and public policy, especially as they concern information science and the HGP. This section also provides general information on teaching the activities provided in this module, general guidance for discussing values and controversial issues in the classroom, and specific assistance with the supporting software that can be used with this module. The second section of the module includes seven annotated classroom activities plus database software pertaining to genomic registries, explaining the outliers, genetic anticipation, control of information about genes, making public policy, and HGP data and evolutionary biology. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Ethics, Evolution, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, High Schools, Public Policy, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Technology
Biological Science and Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3842. Tel: 719-531-5550; Fax: 719-531-9104; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.bscs.org. For full text: http://www.bscs.org/pdf/projects/HGN2/HGN-II.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs.