ETHC 210 Quiz Manipulation of Life

ETHC 210 Quiz Manipulation of Life and Transhumanism

Covers the Learn material from Module 7: Week 7.

  1. DNA analysis and genetics testing can be done after death.
  2. Gene therapy is a technique which involves;
  3. Which of the following is true regarding microarray structure, function and their use to relay genetic information.
  4. Which of the following is true about EPO?
  5. CRISPR genome editing could be used to bring back extinct species.
  6. cDNA is DNA which is complementary to the opposite strand of DNA from a double helix.
  7. Pigs cannot extract phosphorus from cereal so phosphorus is put into their diets. However this leads to excess phosphorus in their manure. This is a problem because;
  8. To prepare genes which will be inserted into a patient for gene therapy which of the following steps must be done using current technology?
  9. GMO salmon are salmon which have been genetically altered to grow faster and are grown in special aquatic enclosures to prevent them from getting in natural waterways. What are some problems which could arise from this technology?
  10. Gene therapy can involve insertion of a gene into a patient to correct a defective gene.
  11. Gene silencing involves antisense molecules, ribozymes and RNA interference to block translation of mRNAs.
  12. Which of the following anatomical sites being tested or are targets for future gene therapies?
  13. A transgenic organism can be an organism which contains human genes to make human proteins which can be extracted for drug use for patients.
  14. There are now GMO versions of lettuce, apples, potatoes and grapes.
  15. Liposomes can also be used as vectors for gene therapy. They are;
  16. EPO is a hormone which naturally increases the number of red blood cells in the blood.
  17. Genetics counselors can help families understand their genetic inheritance using pedigree analysis.
  18. Which of the following is an example of somatic gene therapy?
  19. Which of the following is true about restriction enzymes, molecular scissors which make gene therapy possible?
  20. Recombinant DNA technology has been used to make insulin. Insulin operates by;
  21. Many of the early set-backs and deaths in the use of gene therapy involved;
  22. Genetic engineering is used to make a health product like insulin
  23. Recombinant DNA;
  24. Many gene therapy vectors under current use are disarmed viruses.
  25. Which of the following living organisms have a GMO counterpart?


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