Risky Genetics Links:

Nova Science Now Public Genomes Video

Breast Cancer Videos: Video 1 Video 2

Links to Lung disease Articles:

The University of Utah: Lung Disease: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Medline Plus: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Alzheimer's Video:

Expository Essay:


Formulate a position on genetic testing. Support your claim with evidence. Make sure to include a cost/benefit analysis (social cost, social benefit; personal cost, personal benefit) that would be used for making a decision of genetic testing.

Vocabulary I expect to see in your answer:

DNA, Punnett Square, meiosis, genetic testing, dominant, recessive, alleles, chromosomes, inheritance, heredity, Claim, Evidence, Pedigree

Note: Remember no "I" or "me" !!!


For the Expository Essay Rubric Click on the link to the left.

Links to Articles to be used as possible evidence:

Unleashing the Genome in the Bottle
Hank Greely Warns About the Risks of Personal GenomicsA New Law Bans Genetic DiscriminationTesting the Genome