ERIC Number: ED462289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy.
Cutter, Mary Ann G.; Drexler, Edward; McCullough, Laurence B.; McInerney, Joseph D.; Murray, Jeffrey C.; Rossiter, Belinda; Zola, John
The human genome project started in 1989 with the collaboration of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This document aims to develop an understanding among students of the human genome project and relevant issues. Topics include the science and technology of the human genome project, and the ethical and public policy dimensions of the project. Four activities are presented in the document: (1) "DNA Sequences"; (2) "Do Our Genes Determine Our Future?"; (3) "The Case of Nathaniel Wu"; and (4) "Public Policy: Genetics and Alcoholism". Four chapters of instructional information on DNA and appropriate activities related to the chapters are also presented. Chapters include: (1) "The Hereditary Molecule"; (2) "Passing Traits from One Generation to the Next"; (3) "How Genes and the Environment Influence Our Health"; and (4) "Controlling Our Genetic Futures." Appendices include Timeline, Helpful Hints, and Some Frequently Used Suppliers. (Contains 39 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Decision Making, DNA, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Genetics, Higher Education, Public Policy, Science Activities, Science Instruction
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Medical Association, Chicago, IL.; Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs.