Problem Set 1 Solutions

Problem Set 1 Solutions - E25 Problem Set #1 Due 4/13/06...

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E25 Problem Set #1 Due 4/13/06 Please answer each question in under 50 words. 1. Why are you taking this course and/or what do you want to learn? (1 pt) 2. Describe a specific biotechnology innovation that will help mankind. (1 pt) 3. Describe a specific biotechnology innovation that gets bad press in the news. What would you like to learn (about biology or this technology) in order to develop a more informed opinion about it? (1 pt) From G&P Chapter 1 4. (a) Who (2 main people) invented recombinant DNA technology? (1 pt) Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer (b) What universities were/are they at? Stanford University (Cohen) and University of California, San Francisco (Boyer) (c) How much money did this patent earn these universities? (search for “recombinant royalties” at www.stanford.edu. ..and check out the other patents…even more biotech) $255 million From G&P Chapter 3 (or equivalent). Fundamental Biology. 5. Explain how changing a single DNA basepair can alter an organism. Use the terms: codon, DNA, RNA , and protein in your explanation. (1 pt) DNA is the genetic material that serves as a template for RNA and protein production
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Problem Set 1 Solutions - E25 Problem Set #1 Due 4/13/06...

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