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Question: Biotechnology Activity Now that you are more familiar with the benefits, risks, and impacts of biotechnology, it is time for you to take a stand! Your task is to choose one of the following types of biotechnology: genetic engineering, cloning, or artificial selection. You will then write a one- to two-paragraph summary describing your chosen type of biotechnology. You will then need to argue for either the benefits or the risks of your chosen type. Your arguments should present your position, and then give the evidence that led you to this position. Be sure to include the following in your argument: a description of your chosen type of biotechnology (genetic engineering, cloning, or artificial section) one benefit or one risk for the individual (based on whether you are for or against it) one benefit or one risk for society (based on whether you are for or against it) one benefit or one risk for the environment (based on whether you are for or against it) A picture (you may hand draw, take photos in nature, or use stock images) You may get creative on this activity. You may choose to create a brochure, write a letter, or create a presentation using software.

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I have chosen genetic engineering as my type of biotechnology. Genetic engineering is the direct manipulation of an organism's genes using biotechnology. It involves the addition, removal, or alteration of genetic material within a living organism to produce desired traits or characteristics. I will argue in favor of the benefits of genetic engineering. One benefit for the individual is the potential to cure genetic diseases or improve overall health. Genetic engineering can potentially correct faulty genes or replace missing genes in individuals with genetic disorders like cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, or sickle cell anemia. This will lead to improved health and a better quality of life for affected individuals. One benefit for society is the enhancement of crop production and food security. Genetic engineering can produce crops that have higher yields, greater nutritional value, and better resistance to pests and diseases. This can help address global hunger and malnutrition, particularly in developing countries where food security is a pressing issue. One benefit for the environment is the potential reduction in the use of pesticides and other harmful chemicals in agriculture. Genetic engineering can create crops that are more resistant to pests, reducing the need for toxic chemical pesticides. This will result in less damage to ecosystems, a lower release of greenhouse gases, and ultimately help protect the environment. In conclusion, genetic engineering has the potential to bring significant benefits to individuals, society, and the environment through improved health, enhanced food production, and reduced environmental impact. However, it's important also to consider the ethical implications and the need for robust regulatory frameworks to ensure these benefits are achieved safely and responsibly. [For the picture, you may choose a creative graphic representation of the DNA double helix to symbolize genetic engineering. Alternatively, you can use an image of a scientist working in a lab with a caption that reads "Unlocking the potential of genetic engineering."]

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April 3, 2023, 6:14 a.m.

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Published: Monday, April 3, 2023

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