Ethical and Safety Concerns for DNA Technology


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Why might a GMO be beneficial?

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1. Why might a GMO be harmful?

2. Which is a safety concern regarding DNA technology?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the concerns present with the use of DNA altering technology. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the reasons a GMO might be beneficial as well as knowing the reasons GMOs can be harmful.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will assess your knowledge of:

  • How GMOs can be beneficial
  • Why GMOs can be harmful
  • Safety concerns of DNA technology
  • What GMO stands for
  • Benefits of DNA technology

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will help you develop the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as GMO and DNA technology
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related DNA technology lesson on ethical and safety issues related to the topic
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the concerns regarding DNA tech and the possible benefits it may provide

Additional Learning

To learn more about the questions raised concerning DNA technology, review the corresponding lesson called Ethical and Safety Concerns for DNA Technology. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Define what DNA technology is
  • Appreciate all the benefits that DNA technology has given us
  • Know the primary safety issues most people have with DNA tech including human research
  • Understand the ethical concerns behind DNA altering techniques such as GMOs