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Science: Bio~Genetic Engineering


Task: Should artificial methods of genetic control and genetic engineering continue to be researched? After reading a variety of information and persuasive  text, write an argumentative essay that addresses the question and support your position with evidence from the text(s). Be sure to acknowledge competing views.

Purpose: This task is designed to be a culminating activity for you to draw from your knowledge of what you learned in the heredity unit. you will demonstrate your knowledge of how traits are passed on from one generation to the next. Take it a step further and research artificial methods of genetic control and argue your informed opinion on these practices.




All of these databases supply an MLA citation. Use the Copy and Paste Feature in Noodle Tools.


GMO-Discovery Education

Curry, Andrew. "Seeds of Conflict." Discoverer: n. pag. Discoverer. Web. 3 June
     2014. <>.

Designer Baby-TIME Magazine

Lemonick, Michael. "Designer Babies." Time Magazine 11 Jan. 1999: n. pag. Print.

Log into Discovery with your school login. Search "Designer Babies".

Additional Sources

Portal page for quality sites about genetics.