Genetic Technologies

Does artificial manipulation of DNA have the potential to change populations forever?

Inquiry Question


  • Investigate the uses and advantages of current genetic technologies that induce genetic change
  • Compare the processes and outcomes of reproductive technologies, including but not limited to
    • Artificial insemination
    • Artificial pollination
  • Investigate and assess the effectiveness of cloning, including but not limited to:
    • Whole organism cloning
    • Gene cloning
  • Describe techniques and applications used in recombinant DNA technology, for example:
    • The development of transgenic organisms in agricultural and medical applications
  • Evaluate the benefits of using genetic technologies in agricultural, medical and industrial applications
  • Evaluate the effect on biodiversity of using biotechnology in agriculture
  • Interpret a range of secondary sources to assess the influence of social, economic and culturalcontexts on a range of biotechnologies