Manipulating Heritable Information


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Which of the following strategies for genetic manipulation uses viruses to alter DNA?

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1. Which of the following types of genetic manipulation creates a genetically identical organism?

2. Which of the following types of genetic manipulation involves an electric shock to take up DNA?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this worksheet/quiz combination, you will answer test questions on how scientists modify genetic material in order to achieve specific results using viruses or other means. You will also be asked about how scientists manipulate DNA to produce an identical copy of an existing organism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will test you on:

  • Which strategy uses viruses to manipulate DNA
  • What type of genetic manipulation uses electric shock
  • How to identify a type of heritable material manipulation used in insulin production

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of DNA manipulation to name a procedure that results in an organism that is a perfect genetic copy of the original
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about what we call a strategy that silences a gene in a transgenic animal
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a technique that involves electricity

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Manipulating Heritable Information can teach you a great deal more about this subject. When you finish, you should know how to:

  • Explain what a genetically modified organism is
  • Identify the disease that is treated using insulin
  • Discuss why scientists are attempting to change DNA in animal cells