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Week 3 Assignment 2 1 Week 3, Assignment 2 Emmanuel Reyes SCI 207 Duyen Nguyen July 4, 2011
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Week 3 Assignment 2 2 Chapter 7: Discussion Questions 1, 2, and 5 1. Suppose that you were engaged in biotechnology, or genetic engineering; what environmental safeguards would you impose on your own research? Are there experiments that would be ethically off-limits for you? Biotechnology is significant in our lives and our future. If I was engaged in biotechnology or genetic engineering, there would be many safeguards imposed on my research. Other than working in the clean room lab atmosphere and being 100% committed and accurate, the FDA also has many rules and regulations in the testing and development of the research. One example is the FDA considers potential allergens to be a crucial factor. Genes that are derived from foods that commonly cause allergies are to be evaluated and given special attention too. Developers are required by the FDA to evaluate this possibility. Biotechnology has raised a number of social, economic, and philosophical questions. People are uncomfortable with the ethical issues involving genetic engineering and biotechnology. This is understandable because we are making technology advances on the human level. Many people, especially religious organizations think that this should not happen; especially, when humans are involved or research is done using human components. However, the benefits of this technology outweigh the negatives significantly. any lines that would cause human or environmental negative impacts. There is so much possibility and advancement in this technology and I would be excited to be a part of it.
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Week 3 Assignment 2 3 2. Debate the claim that famines are caused more by human actions (or inactions) than by environmental forces. What scientific evidence would you need to have to settle this question? What hypotheses could you test to help resolve the debate? Variability in the natural climate can cause droughts, floods, and exhaustion of food resources. One prime example is the potato famine in Ireland. This famine began because of potato disease. Food shortages in a population are caused either by a lack of food or difficulties in food distribution. Debating whether famines are caused more by human actions than by environment forces, I would first research famines that the world has encountered throughout history and the cause of the famine. Scientific evidence and/or research is available as far back as the mid-22nd century BC. The hypotheses that I would use to help resolve the debate would be to determine the most historical famines, record the date, and look at the factors that caused the famine. For example, climate change, wars, government actions, pollution, etc. 5.
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This note was uploaded on 07/11/2011 for the course SCIENCE nguyen taught by Professor Sci207 during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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