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Which of the following would be characteristic of a biomedical researcher?
a) Animals don’t have feelings
b) Animals have no rights
c) Experts are reliable and impartial
d) No concern about environmental consequences

Which of the following is an example of xenotransplantation?
a) Kidney donation from a father to a son
b) Using stem cells to treat cancer
c) Cloning a pet
d) Using a pig heart valve to treat heart disease

Which of the following court ruling made DNA patentable?
a) Diamond vs. Chakrabarty
b) Brown vs. Board of Education
c) Scopes monkey trial
d) Roe vs. Wade

Which of the following needs to be considered from an ethical standpoint?
a) Gene isolation
b) Production of human insulin
c) Animal research
d) Products that cure or reduce the incidence of disease

Which of the following is a laboratory technique used by scientists to change the DNA of living organisms?
a) Molecular biology
b) Genetic engineering
c) Cloning
d) Immunology

Which of the following is a class of undifferentiated cells that are able to differentiate into specialized cell types?
a) Stem cells
b) Interferon
c) Recombinant DNA
d) Genetics

Which of the following is a test to identify and evaluate the genetic information called DNA in a person's cells?
a) Genetic engineering
b) DNA fingerprinting
c) Recombinant DNA
d) Immunology

What is a gene?
a) A region of DNA that controls a hereditary characteristic.
b) The transplantation of living cells, tissues or organs from one species to another.
c) A naturally occurring substance that interferes with the ability of viruses to reproduce.
d) An organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.

Who discovered the DNA molecular structure?
a) George Washington Carver
b) Louis Pasteur
c) James Watson and Francis Crick
d) Linus Pauling

Who was the only person who has won two undivided Nobel Prizes?
a) George Washington Carver
b) Louis Pasteur
c) James Watson and Francis Crick
d) Linus Pauling

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