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Genetic Engineering & Reproductive Technologies - Chapter Summary
Our instructors present the topic of genetic engineering and how it relates not only to humans but also to agriculture. Lessons cover the reproductive technologies for people who can't conceive naturally and some of the pros and cons involved in the science of cloning. After you have reviewed these lessons, you should be ready to:
- List benefits of genetic engineering
- Define artificial population and its risks
- Explain the uses of transgenic organism production
- Discuss how artificial selection can lead to population mutations
Although our video and text lessons and quizzes are available online at any time, our printable transcripts offer those who'd prefer to study offline tools they can use as well. Watch an entire video lesson all the way through or use the video tabs feature to skip directly to a section you'd like to review. If any of the subjects are confusing to you, you're welcome to contact an instructor for clarification.
1. What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition, Benefits & Issues
When most people think of genetics, they think of their own genes, but genetics is also very important in agriculture. In this lesson, we will explore genetic engineering and how it relates to agriculture. We will also investigate the benefits and issues associated with genetic engineering.
2. Reproductive Technologies: Definition, Examples & Risks
If a man and woman cannot naturally conceive a child, they have many options at their disposal to try and become pregnant. All of them are a form of assisted reproductive technology.
3. Artificial Pollination: Definition, Examples & Risks
In this lesson, you'll be learning what artificial pollination is and how it is changing our ecosystems. We'll go over the uses for artificial pollination with examples and then describe some of the risks associated.
4. Pros & Cons of Cloning
In this lesson, we'll explore the major pros and cons of cloning. Before we get into the meat of the lesson, we'll review what cloning is, and then we will look at examples of how cloning could benefit society and some reasons we might need to hold off.
5. Transgenic Organisms: Definition & Uses
Transgenic or genetically modified organisms are all around us. In this lesson, we'll discuss what they are, the different ways they are produced, and the variety of purposes they serve.
6. Artificial Selection in Evolution
Humans have been selectively breeding for desirable traits in plants and animals for a long time. This artificial selection allows for a lot of control in the breeding process but can also lead to unintended mutations within a population of organisms.
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