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Biotechnology: Human DNA

Resources for Grade 10 Socratic Seminar

Who Owns Your DNA?

Who Owns Your DNA?

We can find out about our ancestry or our risk of disease through our unique DNA - but do you know who has a right to access and use that information?

Johnston, Carolyn. “Who Owns Your DNA?” Pursuit, The University of Melbourne, 26 Nov. 2017, Accessed 21 Jan. 2019.

Government Ownership?

Would you give the government your genome?

Eck, Allison. “Would You Give the Government Your Genome?” Pbs.Org, 6 Apr. 2018, Accessed 17 Jan. 2019.


Stanford Scientists Combine CRISPR and DNA Barcoding To Track Cancer Growth 

Than, Ker. “Stanford Scientists Track Cancer Growth with CRISPR | Stanford News.” Stanford News, Stanford University, 3 Apr. 2018,


Can Genes Be Patented?

“Can Genes Be Patented?” Genetics Home Reference, 1 Jan. 2013.

Gene Editing

The Upside of Bad Genes

Velasquez-Manoff, Moises. “Opinion | The Upside of Bad Genes.” The New York Times, 17 June 2017,

United Nations International School, Hanoi