Ch 9: DNA Models & Technology

About This Chapter

This chapter covers information on various forms and applications of DNA models and technology, with simple-to-follow lessons taught by professional instructors making for an effective study session.

DNA Models & Technology - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides an up-to-the-minute overview of various DNA models and technologies, going over pertinent processes and approaches to the field. Lessons also address issues such as ethical and safety concerns as well as genomic DNA analysis. A full list of topics covered includes:

  • The history and development of the model for DNA structure
  • DNA cloning
  • Genetic engineering
  • Restriction enzymes
  • Agarose gel electrophoresis
  • Gene therapy
  • Practical uses of DNA technology

The dashboard feature makes for an easy way to stay organized with all of this material, providing a place for you to keep track of your progress and recent activity. Another handy way to make sure you don't get lost is to test yourself topic-by-topic by means of the printable practice quizzes accompanying each lesson.

9 Lessons in Chapter 9: DNA Models & Technology
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Model for DNA Structure: History & Development

1. Model for DNA Structure: History & Development

It took over 100 years to fully understand the structure and significance of DNA, the molecule of inheritance. In this lesson, learn more about the history and development of the model of DNA structure that we use today.

DNA Cloning: Definition and Process

2. DNA Cloning: Definition and Process

DNA cloning is used for a variety of purposes, but how does it work? In this video lesson, you will learn about the process of cloning DNA, as well as see examples of how cloning is used in science, medicine, and consumer products.

What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition and Examples

3. What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition and Examples

How do we make the insulin used by diabetic patients? In this lesson, you'll learn the basics of how genetic engineering can be used to transform a bacterial host cell into a genetically-modified organism that produces human insulin.

Restriction Enzymes: Function and Definition

4. Restriction Enzymes: Function and Definition

Restriction enzymes played a critical role in the advent of genetic engineering. In this lesson, you will learn what role restriction enzymes play in creating recombinant DNA.

What is Agarose Gel Electrophoresis?

5. What is Agarose Gel Electrophoresis?

Agarose gel electrophoresis plays a key role in genetic engineering experiments. In this lesson, you'll learn what agarose is and how electrophoresis works. You'll also discover the use of agarose in this procedure.

What is Gene Therapy? - Definition & Uses

6. What is Gene Therapy? - Definition & Uses

Gene therapy may be experimental, but it has the potential to revolutionize medicine. Learn what gene therapy is, how it's currently used, and how it may be used in the future. Then test yourself with a quiz.

Genomic DNA Analysis

7. Genomic DNA Analysis

Your genes are what make you who you are, but they also make you a human. Studying genes and genomes allows scientists to better understand not only our own species, but how we are related to other species in the world as well.

Practical Applications of DNA Technology

8. Practical Applications of DNA Technology

DNA technology is a field that has many applications for our everyday lives. In this video lesson, you will learn about some of the important contributions of DNA technology to industries such as medicine, agriculture and criminal investigation.

Ethical and Safety Concerns for DNA Technology

9. Ethical and Safety Concerns for DNA Technology

DNA technology is very powerful and has had positive influences on many fields and industries. However, DNA technology is not perfect. In this lesson, you will explore some of the safety and ethical concerns that people have regarding this field of study.

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