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Science: Genetic Engineering Through Science Fiction

This site provides information on genetic engineering through science fiction and includes Scott Westerfeld’s book, Leviathan, as well as links to information on genetics and cloning. Several links provide information on genetics and ethics. A webquest is available for students to become informed on genetic engineering.


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This site provides biographical information, video trailers of his books, author blog and bonus stuff-wallpapers and discussion questions for Uglies. NOTE: This site contains reader blogs and chat groups.
Here is a short book trailer to pique student interest in the book, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.
This article looks at how science fiction and science fact come together in reference to genetic engineering. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (forum, message board, etc.)
This site includes a list of novels related to engineering and cloning.
See this site from Discovery provides a look at 10 controversial genetic experiments. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This site from Discovery provides answers to the controversial topic of genetic engineering. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This link provides a lesson in which students review concepts of cloning and genetic engineering and participate in a round-table discussion based on the ethics and potential of cloning.
This site provides and activity and podcast about genetically engineered food. Additional links are given about genetically engineered plants.
This site from the University of Utah provides information about genetics with teacher resources and lesson plans. Animated tours that explain the basics of DNA and genes, virtual labs and cloning are given.
This link provides a webquest activity for groups of four students each to learn background, new developments, and legislative impact of genetic engineering.

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