1. Analyzing Genes
2. Practical Applications of
What are restriction enzymes. What is their normal
in bacteria? Why do biologists find them useful?
How can macromolecules that differ in size (molecular weight) be
from each other?
What are plasmids? How can restriction enzymes, plasmids,
and DNA ligase be used to generate a genomic library?
Of what value is gene cloning?
In addition to cloning, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) can
also be used to amplify a specific gene. How does this technique
What is Southern Blotting and what type of information can be
from the use of this technique?
How is the nucleotide sequence of a DNA molecule determined? Of
value is DNA sequence information? What is the Human Genome
and what are the primary objectives of this initiative?
How have recent advances in DNA technology led to breakthroughs in the
Medicine and Pharmaceuticals
- What are some of the important ethical and safety questions that
with this new technology?