I will read each question. Then, please answer them.
Do you know what DNA is?
Do you agree with the idea of changing our genes?
I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me.
[noun] – something that makes you understand there is a possible danger or problem, especially one in the future The Surgeon General declared a warning about the threats of sunbathing.
[noun] – a manager of an organization, company, college, etc. She has been named the new information center’s director.
[noun] – a single living plant, animal, virus, etc. The DNA of that organism is removed.
[verb] – to move someone or something from one place, vehicle, person, or group to another We were transferred from one train into another.
[adjective] – the same in a lot of places or for a lot of people “John” is a very common name in America.
Please read the whole article. Then, I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
According to an independent evaluation, regulations enabling the production of gene-edited agricultural animals must prioritize animal welfare. Scientists can use this technology to add specific traits to DNA, such as disease resistance. The UK government is considering proposals to allow commercial gene-edited animal production in the country. According to an independent report, the government’s planned legislation for the technology should be amended. The Nuffield Council for Bioethics has issued a report warning that scrapping the current ban on commercial gene-edited animal production could lead to increased livestock suffering. The council’s assistant director, Peter Mills, who was the driving force behind the report, says the government’s proposal to dismiss the current prohibitions “effectively takes the brakes off the capacity for breeders to advance their breeding programmes”. The process of adding new DNA sequences to a living organism’s complete set of genes, removing existing ones, or changing them is known as gene editing. Randomly transferring a gene from another organism into another living species was a common practice in previous types of genetic engineering.
True or False:
Read the sentences and identify if they are true or false based on the article.
The UK government is considering proposals to allow commercial gene-edited animal production in the country.
The council’s assistant director is Peter Mills.
According to an independent report, the government’s planned legislation for the technology should be modified.
Gene editing is the process of inserting new DNA sequences to a living organism’s set of genes.
Randomly transferring a gene from another organism into another living species was a common practice.
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