potential essay questions for prelim 2

potential essay questions for prelim 2 - or why not(2 pts...

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Bio G 1110 Spring 2010 Prelim 2 Potential essay questions for Prelim 2. We will put one of these questions on the prelim. The essay will be worth 10 pts. Good luck! 1. Generally, there are metabolic, chromosomal, genetic, gonadal, and phenotypic types of evidence for two sexes, male and female. Briefly describe each type of evidence, being sure to include which sex exhibits which characteristics. (5 pts) Describe 2 examples of genetic reasons for the formation of intersexuals. (3 pts) Do you think there is a continuum between the two sexes? Why or why not? (2 pts) 2. What is gene therapy/enhancement/doping? Give an example of each. (3 pts) Could gene therapy/enhancement/doping be considered a form of eugenics? Why
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Unformatted text preview: or why not? (2 pts) What does Howard Gardner suggest is the role of scientists in relation to the application of information gleaned from scientific discoveries in his essay, “The Ethical Responsibilities of Scientists”? (2 pts) What do you think is the role of scientists when it comes to actual and/or potential applications of gene therapy/enhancement? Why? (3 pts) 3. What hypotheses were made about the possible causes of “Gay-Related Immunodeficiency,” the disease we now know as AIDS? (4 pts) Do you think that it was fair to consider “lifestyle” causes? (1 pt) Why or why not? (5 pts)...
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