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A company that creates hair dye would most likely employ a bio-technician for which job?
developing new colors
creating cost effective packaging
developing a product that will be safe for consumers
Which is a career that would use microorganisms to remove pollutants from water?
DNA fingerprint specialist
Environmental Protection Agency specialist
Center for Disease Control
Which are most closely related to biotechnology?
medicine and agriculture
construction and engineering
water treatment and electricity generation
communication and information technology
Which is a concern of scientists when genetically modifying plants?
Plants will pass on diseases to animals.
There will be a decrease in biodiversity.
Plants will have a longer growing season.
There will be a decrease in revenue for pesticide manufacturers.
Which application of biotechnology is of greatest economic benefit to North Carolina?
development of livestock that are more domesticated
development of livestock that produce higher quality meat
development of crops that can be grown in extremely dry environments
development of crops that can be grown in extremely low temperatures
Which use of biotechnology most benefits North Carolina agriculture?
producing human vaccines
producing disease resistant crops
producing new medicines from bacteria
producing enzymes to eliminate pollutants
How does biotechnology most likely affect North Carolina’s population?
Jobs are created and attract more people to the area.
Research advancement causes people in need of medicines to move to the area.
People are not concerned with biotechnology so the overall population is not impacted.
The issue causes controversy and people hesitate to live in a state where a large amount of research takes place.
Which best describes a controversial issue associated with the use of genetically modified crops?
the use of genetically modified crops to increase potential yield
the short term use of genetically modified crops in famine stricken countries
the development of genetically modified crops which are resistant to herbicides
the long term effects which may arise from the use of genetically modified crops
Bacteria cells can be used to produce insulin for the treatment of diabetes in humans. Which best explains how the bacteria cells are able to produce insulin for humans?
The bacteria have been grown on a petri dish containing insulin.
The bacteria have been genetically engineered to contain the DNA needed to produce insulin.
The bacteria have been exposed to radioactivity to create mutant strains capable of producing insulin.
The bacteria have been grown on a petri dish containing sugar; the bacteria produce insulin in response to the sugar.
Which would a person who pursues a career in bioinformatics study?
ways DNA stores information
ways of cross-breeding plants
ways of cross-breeding animals
ways of storing and retrieving biological data
Which area of biotechnology would most likely create ethical issues within human society?
insulin production by bacteria
organ cloning for use in transplants
genetic engineering to improve agricultural yields
DNA and forensic testing of crime scene evidence
Which would most likely result in the largest economic benefit to North Carolina?
North Carolina partnering with farmers for use of agricultural biotechnology
North Carolina being a lead consumer state in pharmaceutical manufacturing
North Carolina making the world’s best-trained workforce for biomanufacturing
North Carolina making a long-standing commitment to biotechnology development
Which is most important when investigating ethical issues in biotechnology?
cost of the technology
advantage of the technology
public opinion of the technology
benefits of the technology outweighing the harm
North Carolina has over 400 biotechnology companies. How would the economy most likely change if that number were reduced by half?
The economy would decline because of job loss.
The economy would suffer as funding for research decreases.
The economy would increase due to an increase in production.
The economy would improve when the government offers assistance.
Genetic engineering has directly increased productivity in which U.S. industry?
none of the above
Personal medical records become more available and more detailed because of biotechnological research. Based on this information, which is a major concern to the public?
transmission of more diseases
an increase in under qualified doctors
inappropriate use of medical information
overdiagnosis of certain medical conditions
Which was most likely the earliest way biotechnology was studied by humans?
finding evidence of crimes
making new medicines to cure sicknesses
discovering the cause of hereditary diseases
breeding better varieties of crops and livestock
Residents of North Carolina presently burn 5 billion gallons of imported petroleum-based liquid fuel per year. How would the state’s economy be affected if North Carolina could produce bio-fuels locally as a replacement?
Tax revenues would decrease.
Unemployment would increase.
The economy would decline due to exports.
The economy would improve with new jobs and tax revenue.
Which is a genetic engineering advancement directly related to a career in biotechnology?
improving solar energy collection
transporting textiles at higher rates
creating crop foods that resist insect pests
repairing historical sites with quality materials
Which would be reduced as a result of the development of pest-resistant crops?
use of organic fertilizers
use of chemical insecticides
practice of crop rotation techniques
practice of hydroponic farming techniques