Genes Can Be Moved Between Species

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Biotechnology changes lives every day, but how did it all start? Learn about Cohen and Boyer's technique for recombinant DNA and the founding of this new scientific study. Then, scholars use the online interactive to discover how Hanahan refined the methods and continues to improve lives.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss how people might abuse the technology
  • Consider why genetic engineering and recombinant DNA doesn't happen in nature and if scientists should use it at all
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of DNA, chromosomes, phenotypes, and gene mutations
Pros

  • Includes biographies, videos, many photographs, and more
  • Offers extension ideas and further research
Cons

  • None