"genetic engineering" and give two examples.
3. One important
technique in genetic engineering is the production of
Define recombinant DNA (rDNA)?
List and describe the steps used to make rDNA.
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steps in cloning a gene
4. Describe three
examples of how recombinant DNA is used.
5. How do the
terms recombinant DNA, plasmid, and vector apply to genetic
6. What is a polymerase chain reaction.
Name and describe three uses of PCR.
fingerprinting is a very important
application of genetic engineering.
Define DNA fingerprinting and describe the steps
involved to make a DNA
fingerprint. How are DNA fingerprints used?
You may use your book as well as
the listed websites to answer the question.
8. Describe the process of gel electrophoresis and relate it
to DNA fingerprinting.
9. What are polymorphisms and restriction fragment length
known as variable tandem repeats)?
What is their importance in DNA
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10. What is southern blot analysis and how is it used in DNA fingerprinting?
11. Define "gene therapy"
and explain how it works. Give two beneficial
examples of how it could be used.
Explain its benefits, risks and challenges.
12. One of the futures of medicine is
genetically engineered (recombinant vector)
vaccines. Explain what they are
and their potential benefits.