Using DNA Technology to Determine Gene Function


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What is the human genome?

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1. About how many of the genes in the human genome have an function that we have not yet identified?

2. If I am going to determine gene function by cloning and artificially mutating a molecule of DNA, then inserting it into a host to observe changes, what technique am I using?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your understanding of the way DNA technology is used to determine gene function.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will focus on:

  • Identification technique used to determine gene function
  • Percentage of genes in the human genome with unknown functions
  • The human genome

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding the name of the natural process artificial RNA interference attempts to imitate
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to answer a question identifying how genome-wide association studies determine gene function via cell DNA manipulation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on technology used to determine gene function

Additional Learning

Using DNA Technology to Determine Gene Function is a lesson that will teach you the different ways gene function is identified. Objectives covered include:

  • Define RNA interface
  • Review recombinant DNA technology
  • Know what dsRNA is