The Ethics of Genetic Engineering


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Functional agents of heredity are called:

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1. Genetically modified crops have:


Which of the following is an ethical concern related to genetically engineering children?

I. Increased socioeconomic problems

II. Torture of animals to reach this end

III. Potential human genetic homogeneity, leading to an increased chance of the species being wiped out

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet/quiz combo is an effective resource for assessing your understanding of genetic engineering and the ethics involved. Some topics you will be expected to know about for the quiz include modified crops and functional agents of heredity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

If you use our quiz/worksheet combo, you'll get to quickly check your knowledge of:

  • Term referring to the alteration of genetic material of organisms
  • Risks of utilizing genetically modified crops
  • Term for functional agents of heredity
  • Ethical concerns for genetically engineering children

Skills Practiced

These materials can help you practice the following skills effectively:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have acquired about the negative consequences of using crops that have been genetically modified
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about why using genetic engineering on people should raise some ethical questions
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about another term for the functional agents of heredity and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you would like to examine more details about this form of engineering, look at the lesson titled The Ethics of Genetic Engineering. It is a helpful resource to use for learning more about these topics:

  • Applications of genetic engineering with plants
  • Benefits of genetic engineering
  • Examples of controversies relating to this type of engineering