NTR366L_spring2011_TakeHome3GoldenRice

NTR366L_spring2011_TakeHome3GoldenRice - NTR 366L Take-home...

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NTR 366L Take-home Lab #3 Due Week of March 28, Lab Day 2 A case study in biotechnology: “Golden Rice” Goal: To explore some of the controversy surrounding the application of some of the molecular biology techniques with which you are now familiar to nutritional health problems. Due date: Please turn in your answers to your TA by the beginning of the lab on which it is due (March 31, April 1, or April 2). Please note that your grade will be reduced by 20% for every day that it is late. Readings (files are posted on Blackboard): Required: “Where’s the Super Food?” The Scientist 23: 30–37 (2009). (Filename Scientist2009SuperFood.pdf) This article on genetically engineered biofortified foods gives an update on Golden Rice and also describes the BioCassava Plus project, “high oleic oil” from soybeans, calcium- enriched carrots, and anti-oxidant-enriched tomatoes. “Tough Lessons from Golden Rice,” Science 320: 468–471 (2008). (Filename
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