It's All in the Genes!

Practice Problem # 2

The Science of Genetically Modified Crops

Published on Oct 13, 2013

Genetically modified crops are plants that have been created by adding new genes using methods of gene technology. This is a good introductory video.

Science Of Genetically Modified Crops

Understanding CRISP-R

Published on Nov 16, 2015

The ability to cut and paste DNA, known as CRISPR, is the beginning of a new era in medicine and science. In this mind-blowing talk, Adam Hoppe explains what CRISPR is and why it is revolutionizing the sciences and what is possible in medical treatment.

Dr. Adam Hoppe is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at South Dakota State University and the director of BioSNTR, a state-wide and federally funded initiative aimed at strengthening research in bioscience and biotechnology.

Dr. Hoppe’s research is focused on discovering how immune system cells protect the body against disease. To approach this question, Dr. Hoppe’s lab combines the development of new microscopes with cutting-edge molecular genetic tools to see the biochemistry that underlies immune cell function.

CRISPR and the Future of Genetic Splicing | Adam Hoppe | TEDxBrookings

Can Genetic Modification Save lives?

Published on Jul 17, 2012

"Forget the price. What's the value of that treatment?"

What if we could fix a patient's own cells and cure their disease once and for all instead of treating a chronic illness over their lifetime? The solution exists, but it's expensive. Nick Leschly, chief bluebird, explains how biotechnology can deliver corrective genes into a patient's diseased cells and disrupt the medical and insurance industries along the way

Gene Therapy -- The time is now: Nick Leschly at TEDxBoston

GMO Food Products

Published on Jan 7, 2016

Top 10 strange GMO food and products that you use daily

9 Strangest Genetically Mutated Products

Should Animals be Genetically Modified?

Published on Jan 27, 2016

Welcome to Top10Archive! In this day and age, it’s not uncommon for we humans to try and invent new things that benefit us; but genetically modifying animals? That’s right, even Mother Nature isn’t safe as we alter everything we can for the “greater good.” For this altered installment, we’re building a zoo of ten unique genetically modified animals. We promise you - number one should be a shocker.

Top 10 Genetically Modified Animals

What is the truth about GMOs?

Published on Jan 12, 2016

Gilles-Eric Seralini studied GMO and what he found was shocking. When his work and findings were shared he was ridiculed. It turns out his work was correct--decide for yourself.

GMO Debate: Pro-GMO Lobbyists Indicted For Forgery And Defamation On Monsanto's GM NK603 Maize Test

Check out these online games for kids!

Students will learn about genetics as they build their own DNA helix.

Kids Have the Right to Know!

This site has several pages/links with a great deal of information. However, the opinions presented are a bit one-sided.

Group Activity Lesson Plan--Are GMO Foods Safe?


See separate student handout worksheet.

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