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Bioethics

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Principles of ethics (2)
Risk assessment (2)
Social impacts of using biotechnology (1)

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View Resource Biotechnology Books

Annotated bibliography of useful books related to biotechnology. This project was started by Jim Dekloe; although the list has not been updated since 2003, it is still useful. The topics covered here include general biotechnology books, bioinformatics and genome projects, immunology, food biochemistry, and many more. Bio-Link staff are currently revising this document (2010).

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http://www.bio-link.org/GMP/Reviews.htm
View Resource ActionBioscience: Issues in Biotechnology

Created by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), the ActionBioscience website is designed to promote bioscience literacy through a host of educational activities, worksheets, interactive features, and online demonstrations and visualizations. This particular part of the site looks at issues in biotechnology through a range of articles and activities that can be used in classrooms...

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http://www.actionbioscience.org/biotech/
View Resource BioPortal Canada

Canada is fast becoming a biotechnology hub, and the Canadian government has created this site as a clearinghouse of information both about biotechnology in general and about the various governmental strategies they have adopted in order to encourage development in this area. The materials on the site are divided into five sections: "BioGateway", "BioBasics", "BioStrategy", "BioRegulations", and...

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http://bioportal.gc.ca/english/BioPortalhome.asp
View Resource Huntington's Disease Activity

This activity includes a case study of Huntington's Disease (HD) genetics and explores the biology of codon repeats as well as the bioethical dilemmas of genetic testing. The laboratory activity uses dye electrophoresis to simulate diagnostic genetic testing for HD. Optional activities are included for more advanced students.

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http://www.bio-link.org/home/HDCM
View Resource BEN Web Archive

BiosciEdNet or BEN is a digital library portal for teaching and learning in the Biological sciences and is the National Science Digital Library Pathway for biological sciences education. NSDL Pathways partners are aggregators of appropriate resources and user services for their communities. The BEN portal provides a searchable web archive on a wide range of topics within the biological sciences...

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http://www.biosciednet.org/portal/
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