Biology

Ethics of Cloning

In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved food derived from cloned animals. In addition, these products did not need to be labeled as "cloned" or "from clones" (Black, 2008). The FDA explained that you would not be eating the clone itself. It takes thousands of dollars to clone a food animal such as a cow or pig. Animals that are cloned for improved food production are used for a breeding program to produce many offspring with the desirable traits for increased meat or milk yield. These offspring of the clones are fair game for food.

SC160 Basic Biology Assignment 3 Essential Biology Discussion

Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the “Assignment Format” page located on the Course Home page for specific format requirements.

 

 

Biomes, Development, Pollution, and You

Each part of the United States has at least one ecological crisis based on location, biome, and industrialization pattern. For example, the Midwest was once a prairie with very fertile soil. However, when people realized that with the right watering and drainage system this area could become productive farmland, there arose ecological problems. The conversion of the prairie to farmland is the root cause of many ecological problems in this region.

Regardless of what biome you consider, humans have likely had an impact on the ecology of that area.

Joints and Articulations

Articulations are ways in which our bones connect to each other, and it sometimes permits movement and sometimes it doesn't. Let's begin by identifying the different kinds of joints in our bodies, describing the manner of movement, if it moves, and location for each.

List the synovial joints of the body.  List the type of movements possible at that joint.

Name 1 type of  immovable joint  and where  it is located in the body and 1 slightly movable joint. where is it located in the body?

Biology and Technology in the Real World

Recognize and explain how the scientific method is used to solve problems • make observations and discriminate between scientific and pseudoscientific explanations • weigh evidence and make decisions based on strengths and limitations of scientific knowledge and the scientific method • use knowledge of biological principles, the scientific method, and appropriate technologies to ask relevant questions, develop hypotheses, design and conduct experiments, interpret results, and draw conclusions
• 1. Select one of the topics listed below (a-e).

Stem Cell Research

Stem cell research is a highly controversial topic. It is often made all the more controversial when discussing embryonic stem cell research. Write a three-page research assignment on stem cells. For this, you need to research the different forms of stem cell research and answer the following questions:

•Define stem cells and distinguish from embryonic stem cells.

•Identify the pros and cons of stem cell research.

•Discuss current and ideal governmental regulations.

Species Interactions and You

Humans interact with various species every day without actually realizing it. In the field of ecology, these interactions can either be interspecific (between species) or intraspecific (within species). Interactions between humans are known as intraspecific (within species) interactions. For example, interactions between a human and a pet would be interspecific, whereas interactions between a human and another human would be intraspecific.

Inheritance and Genetic Engineering

Note: Online students, please respond to one (1) of the following three (3) bulleted items.

Axial Skeleton

Describe in detail the primary functions of the axial skeleton. what are the 2 components of the axial skeleton?

list the surface bones of the cranium. list the bones that make up the  face.

List at least 5 of the bones that make up the eye orbit.

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