Genetic Manipulation: Definition, Pros & Cons


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The name of the enzyme used to 'glue' together genetic sequences is _____ .

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1. An organism that has had its genes manipulated by genetic engineering is considered _____.

2. Which is a potential con for modern genetic manipulation of plants or animals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set is to assess your basic understanding of genetic manipulation and its possible negative and positive impacts on our world. You will need to have an understanding of key terms used throughout genetic manipulation process to pass this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to check your knowledge of:

  • Potential negative effects of modern genetic manipulation
  • What genetically modified organism are called
  • Advantages of genetic manipulation
  • Ethical issues that arise from this practice

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the controversial nature genetic manipulation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read statements regarding ethical issues related to genetic manipulation and interpret them correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to name the enzyme that joins strands of DNA

Additional Learning

To review the ethics and controversy connected to genetic manipulation, look over the lesson called Genetic Manipulation: Definition, Pros & Cons. The lesson covers:

  • Why GloFish's introduction has been outlawed in California
  • Definition of gene sequencing
  • Differentiating between genetic manipulation and selective breeding