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Bioengineering discussion

Bioengineering discussion

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Question Description

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Assessment Instructions

Search the Capella library or the Internet for an article from a reputable source about a specific genetically modified organism, such as one of the following (you are welcome to choose topics outside of this list):

  • Corn.
  • Potato.
  • Soy.
  • Dairy.
  • Cotton.
  • Canola oil.
  • Papaya.
  • Sugar.
  • Animal feed.
  • Salmon.
  • Golden rice.
  • Squash.
  • Sugar beets.
  • Potato.
  • Insulin.
  • Vaccines.
  • Growth hormones.
  • Follicle stimulating hormone.
  • Erythropoietin.

Read the article and write a summary of its contents. Address all of the following in your summary:

  • What article did you read? Why did you choose this article?
  • What are the main points presented in the article? What message is the author trying to communicate?
  • What is gene of interest (being modified) and what is the purpose of this gene? Which organism is the gene inserted into, and what is the intended result of expressing this gene?
  • How are microorganisms that normally affect the immune system, such as bacteria or viruses, used beneficially as tools in biotechnology?
  • What are the pros and cons of this technology?
  • What do other sources of information say about the same concepts presented in the article? Are there discrepancies between the information in the article and that from other sources?
  • Where in your life (or in the life of a friend or family member) might the application of this form of biotechnology apply?

Your article should be from a reputable source and should meet all of the checklist items in the Source Evaluation Form. Complete an evaluation of your article, using the appropriate Source Evaluation Form (linked in the Resources under the Capella Resources heading). Download the form and answer the questions.

FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS

  • Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: References and citations should be formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.
  • Format: Either submit both the bioengineering paper and the completed Source Evaluation Form, or write a paragraph in your paper addressing the questions from the form.

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context. For additional resources, refer to the Research Resources and Supplemental Resources in the left navigation menu of your courseroom.

Capella Resources

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Library Resources

The following e-books or articles from the Capella University Library are linked directly in this course:

  • Wohlers, A. E. (2013). Labeling of genetically modified foodPolitics and the Life Sciences, 32(1), 73–84.
  • Freedman, D. H. (2013, September). Are engineered foods evil? Scientific American, 309(3), 80–85.
  • Ahluwalia, K. B. (2009). Genetics. Delhi, IND: New Age International.
    • Chapter 1, “The Pre-Mendelian Era and Mendelism.”
    • Chapter 14, “The Structure and Replication of DNA.”
    • Chapter 21, “Human Genetics.”
    • Chapter 23, “Recombinant DNA Technology.”
    • Chapter 24, “Applications of Recombinant DNA Technology.”
  • Brooks, A. (2007). Systems of our body. Delhi, IND: Global Media.
    • “Lymphatic System and Immunity.”
  • Rogers, K. M. A., Scott, W. N, Warner, S., & Willis, B. (2011). Paramedics! Test yourself in anatomy and physiology. Maidenhead, GBR: Open University Press.
    • Chapter 11, “The Immune and Lymphatic Systems.”
  • Singh, S. P., & Tomar, B. S. (2008). Cell biology. Meerut, IND: Global Media.Bioengineering discussion
    • Chapter 17, “Nucleic Acids.”
    • Chapter 18, “Genetic Code.”
    • Chapter 24, “Genetic Engineering.”
  • Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (2002). Lippincott professional guides: Anatomy & physiology (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Author.
    • Chapter 9, “Immune System.”
  • Van De Graaff, K. M., & Rhees R. W. (2001). Human anatomy and physiology. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
    • Chapter 17, “Lymphatic System and Body Immunity.”
Course Library Guide

A Capella University library guide has been created specifically for your use in this course. You are encouraged to refer to the resources in the BIO-FP1000 – Human Biology Library Guide to help direct your research.

Internet Resources

Access the following resources by clicking the links provided. Please note that URLs change frequently. Permissions for the following links have been either granted or deemed appropriate for educational use at the time of course publication.

Bookstore Resources

The resources listed below are relevant to the topics and assessments in this course and are not required. These resources are available from the Capella University Bookstore. When searching the bookstore, be sure to look for the Course ID with the specific –FP (FlexPath) course designation.

  • Ireland, K. A. (2012). Visualizing human biology (4th ed.). Danvers, MA: Wiley.
    • Chapter 9, “Immunity and the Lymphatic System.” We are regularly exposed to disease-causing pathogens. Without our awareness, our immune system is constantly preventing, detecting, and fighting these health threats. This chapter explains what is happening inside you when you catch a cold or have a bacterial infection.
    • Chapter 10, “Infectious Disease and Epidemiology.” This chapter dives into the topic of epidemiology and considers some contemporary infectious diseases. It will also discuss antibiotic resistance and why this is a topic of concern.
    • Pages 570–607 of Chapter 20, “Inheritance, Genetics, and Molecular Biology.” This chapter will discuss methods and applications of biotechnology.Bioengineering discussion

 

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10/30/2018 Bioengineering Scoring Guide Bioengineering Scoring Guide CRITERIA NONPERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED Describe the purpose of a gene that encodes for a specific protein. Does not give an example of a gene the encodes for a specific protein. Gives an example of a gene that encodes for a specific protein. Describes the purpose of a gene that encodes for a specific protein. Describes the purpose of a gene that encodes for a specific protein, and explains how it could be used as a tool in biotechnology. Evaluate the pros and cons of a genetically modified organism. Does not identify the pros and cons of a genetically modified organism. Identifies but does not evaluate the pros and cons of a genetically modified organism. Evaluates the pros and cons of a genetically modified organism. Evaluates the pros and cons of a genetically modified organism, and includes an explanation of why it was developed. Explain how microorganisms that normally affect the immune system can be used beneficially as tools in biotechnology. Does not list microorganisms that are used as tools in biotechnology. Lists microorganisms that are used as tools in biotechnology. Explains how microorganisms that normally affect the immune system can be used beneficially as tools in biotechnology. Evaluates how well microorganisms that normally affect the immune system have been used successfully as tools in biotechnology, citing examples from research. Explain the main points presented in an article. ‘
Does not identify the main points presented in an article. Identifies but does not explain the main points presented in an article. Explains the main points presented in an article. Explains the main points presented in an article, and applies a personal viewpoint on the information in the article. Evaluate the scientific credibility of an article. Does not identify the scientific credibility of an article. Identifies the scientific credibility of an article. Evaluates the scientific credibility of an article.Bioengineering discussion
Evaluates the scientific credibility of an article, and describes how the information in the article can be applied personally. Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Does not write coherently to support a central idea. Writes to support a central idea but the format is inconsistent and there are errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writes coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writes coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics, including correct APA format and citations, and using concise, clear, and thorough language. https://courserooma.capella.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/BIO-FP/BIO-FP1000/150701/Scoring_Guides/u06a1_scoring_guide.html 1/1 Source Evaluation Form: Journals and Books A Brief Checklist for Evaluating Journals and Books (Adapted from Capella’s iGuide.) Author What are the author’s credentials, educational background, past writings, or experience? Is the author associated with an institution or organization? Date of Publication When was the source published? Is the source current or out of date for your topic? Publisher Note the publisher. If a university press publishes the source, it is likely to be scholarly. Title of Journal or Book Is this a scholarly journal or a popular journal? Intended Audience Is the publication aimed at a specialized audience or a general audience? Objective Reasoning Is the information covered fact, opinion, or propaganda? On what did you base your answer? Is the author’s point of view objective and impartial? On what did you base your answer? Coverage Does the source extensively or marginally cover the topic? Evaluation Checklist © Capella University 2003 1 Source Evaluation Form: Web Sites A Brief Checklist for Evaluating Web Sites (Adapted from Capella’s iGuide.)
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Author or Web Site Producer Is the author or producer a well-known and well-regarded name you recognize? Is the author associated with an institution or organization? Publisher – Organization or Sponsor Is the name of an organization or sponsor given on the document you are reading? Does the organization or sponsor have a reputation for expertise in the subject matter? Does the Web site provide information describing the purpose of the organization or sponsor? Point of View or Bias Does this document reside on the server of an organization that has a political or philosophical agenda? Is the Web page a mask for advertising? Why was this written, and for whom? Intended Audience Is the publication aimed at a specialized audience or a general audience? Content Is the information covered fact, opinion, or propaganda? On what did you base your answer? Is the content accurate? How do you know? Does the content need to be verified by other resources? 1 Source Evaluation Form: Web Sites Scope Does the source extensively or marginally cover the topic? Currency How current is the information? How frequently is the resource updated? Is it a static resource? Evaluation Checklist © Capella University 2003 2 …Bioengineering discussion