Outcome: Risks and Benefits of Genomic Science

Discuss the risks and benefits involved in applications of genetic and genomic science.

Scientific developments can be used in a lot of different ways that impact our lives. In this outcome, we’ll learn about the risks and benefits of genomic science.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Outline how genetic information is used in personal identification.
  • Discuss medical uses of genetic information and the potential benefits and risks of this.
  • Outline the potential benefits and risks associated with agricultural uses of biotechnology.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Genetic Information Used for Identification
  • Reading: Medical Uses of Genetic Information
  • Reading: Genomics in Agriculture
  • Self Check: Risks and Benefits of Genomic Science