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Year 10 IDU Genetics: Gene Manipulation

IDU covering eugenics, gene manipulation and bioethics.

What is genetic manipulation?

Genetic manipulation, also called genetic engineering, refers to the alteration of the genes of an organism. It involves manually adding new DNA to an organism to add new traits.

Examples of genetically engineered organisms include plants that are resistant to certain insects, plants that tolerate herbicides and crops with altered oil content. (source)

Genetic Testing

Genetic Diversity

Genetic Testing and Cultural Groups

Videos

Wendy Chung, MD, PhD explores the notion that every newborn should be fully genetic screened so that parents know what to expect from their newborn.

Double Helix

Double helix is the description of the structure of a DNA molecule. A DNA molecule consists of two strands that wind around each other like a twisted ladderThroughout GATTACA there are several images of the double helix used.

DNA