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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 12 Genetic Engineering and the Chemistry of Heredity Friday, 9 October 2009 Readings Chapter 12.1, 12.2 Homework: Questions _________ Introduction: Genetic _____________ and knowledge of genetic-based processes are going to continue to make an impact on our lives Big money, big stakes and big fraud -- _______ scientist outlined a way to clone human embryos, falsely ____ Structure of DNA discovered ____ Draft of the human genome ____ Global discussion over merits of bioengineered food ____ Map of Craig Venter ! s genome completed and published Sept 4 For us, with a chemists view, we need to know about the structure of DNA and how the sequence of its chemical code leads to the biosynthesis of proteins as well as considering the structures of proteins . Finally reecting on the use of DNA technologies on our life Perspective: Average person is 1.75 m x 0.1 m x 0.2 m = 0.035 m 3 Average cell = (10 m) 3 So there are about _________________ cells Or 10 million million cells 12.1 The Chemistry of Heredity Each cell has a nucleus With a complete set of genetic instructions Genetic information is organized into...
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