Genetic Modification: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

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Which of the following BEST describes genetic modification?

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1. Which is an example of a genetically modified organism with genes that have been silenced?

2. Which is an advantage of genetic modification?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will test your knowledge of the pros and cons of genetic modification. It will also look at the basic definition of this modification.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on the following terms and topics:

  • Examples of genetically modified organisms
  • Methods for genetic modification
  • The definition of genetic modification
  • Advantages and disadvantages of genetic modification

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related discussion on the pros and cons of genetic modification
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about genetic modification in a new light
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, like gene silencing and gene therapy
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the advantages and disadvantages of genetic modification

Additional Learning

To learn more about genetic modification, review the accompanying lesson on Genetic Modification: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Gene silencing
  • Genetic modification in food and animals
  • Gene therapy
  • Gene ownership and the consequences for human modification
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