Learn how the genes of plants are being modified to improve crop yields, and learn about the questions of safety, ethics and environmental health that critics have raised.
Summarize how the abiotic factors of biomes affect the ability of organisms to grow, survive, and carry out photosynthesis, then learn more about how researchers in North Carolina are studying one abiotic factor, soil, and how the microorganisms it contains help contribute to the health of plants.
Explain how DNA is used by scientists to compare and identify organisms, as well as how scientists in North Carolina are using DNA technology to improve disease treatment. Then, evaluate some of the ethical issues surrounding the use of DNA technology.
Seventy-four-years-old and retired? No way.
I’ve interviewed a lot of important people in 30 years of television news. Yep, I look at the number as I’m typing and double check to make sure it’s not a typo. It isn’t.
The list includes former Presidents, Governors, astronauts and athletes. But in all those interviews, I’ve never talked with someone who had a building named in their honor.