Biology (MindTap Course List)

11th Edition
Eldra Solomon + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337392938



Biology (MindTap Course List)

11th Edition
Eldra Solomon + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337392938
Chapter 15.7, Problem 17LO
Textbook Problem

Describe at least two safety issue associated with DNA technology and explain how these issues are being addressed.

Summary Introduction

To explain: Two safety issues associated with DNA and how these issues are being addressed.

Concept introduction: DNA based technology is very common these days. Biotechnology is the process of manipulating the living organisms or processes to form a useful product for the mankind. It includes recombinant DNA technology, cloning, genetic engineering, DNA profiling, PCR, microarray analysis and so forth.

Explanation of Solution

Nowadays, it is easier to produce transgenic plants and animals due to advancements in recombinant DNA technology. These produce genetically modified organism (GMO) whose genetic material is manipulated through genetic engineering. This is done by inserting one or more genes (transgene) into the organism. It is used to produce transgenic plants and animals by the use of recombinant DNA technology. This alteration is done to get desirable and improved traits. There is safety issues involved with the use of recombinant DNA technology.

Safety issues:

  • The main safety issue is with respect to environment. Genetically Modified (GM) crops may have detrimental effect on biodiversity due to environment contamination...

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Biology (MindTap Course List)
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Ch. 15.2 - Explain how modified forms of CRISPR/Cas...Ch. 15.2 - VISUALIZE Draw a diagram illustrating a bacterial...Ch. 15.2 - Describe how a gene might be deleted in a zygote...Ch. 15.2 - Describe how a point mutation in a eukaryotic gene...Ch. 15.3 - Contrast the early DNA sequencing methods with...Ch. 15.3 - Describe how gene databases are used to gain...Ch. 15.3 - Discuss how qPCR, DNA microarrays (DNA chips), and...Ch. 15.3 - Explain how you would compare the expression of a...Ch. 15.3 - Explain how you might use GenBank to obtain...Ch. 15.4 - Describe how genome-wide association studies have...Ch. 15.4 - Explain how targeted gene silencing and knockout...Ch. 15.4 - PREDICT Exposing C. elegans to an RNAi molecule...Ch. 15.5 - Describe at least one important application of DNA...Ch. 15.5 - In what way has the production of human insulin by...Ch. 15.5 - What are short tandem repeats (STRs), and why are...Ch. 15.5 - Why do gene targeting and mutagenesis screening in...Ch. 15.6 - Explain how a CRISPR endonuclease system can be...Ch. 15.6 - Explain why a gene drive locus can spread through...Ch. 15.6 - How does a gene drive spread through a population?Ch. 15.6 - What is the difference between a gene drive and a...Ch. 15.7 - Describe at least two safety issue associated with...Ch. 15.7 - What are some of the environment concerns...Ch. 15 - A plasmid (a) can be used as a DNA vector (b) is a...Ch. 15 - DNA molecules with complementary sticky ends...Ch. 15 - Human DNA and particular plasmid both have sites...Ch. 15 - Which technique rapidly replicated specific DNA...Ch. 15 - The PCR technique uses (a) heart-resistant DNA...Ch. 15 - A cDNA clone contains (a) introns (b) exons (c)...Ch. 15 - The dideoxynucleosides ddATP, ddTTP, and ddCTP...Ch. 15 - Gel electrophoresis separates nucleic acids on the...Ch. 15 - A CRISPR locus in a bacterium contains (a) short...Ch. 15 - DNA molecular with complementary sticky ends...Ch. 15 - These highly polymorphic molecular markers are...Ch. 15 - What are some of the problems that might arise if...Ch. 15 - CONNECT Would genetic engineering be possible if...Ch. 15 - INTERPRET DATA STR analysis was performed on blood...Ch. 15 - EVOLUTION LINK DNA technology, such as the...Ch. 15 - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY What are some...

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