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Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis Assignment

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Final project

Part I – Issue Investigation

Topic : Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

   Answer the following questions…providing documentation (reputable references J).

a.       What is the U.S. political stance on this issue?  Provide a synopsis on the laws pertaining to this issue.

b.       How is this issue portrayed in the media (e.g. tv, online, news, print)?  Give at least two examples.

c.       Choose 5 other countries and state political stances and laws pertaining to this issue (for each).

d.       How do you think the official stances and laws of these other 5 countries affect the U.S. and vice versa?

e.       Does the U.S. have an obligation to be a world leader in this area?  Why or why not?

f.        Based on the information you have researched on “the world” and this issue, have your views changed?  Why or why not?

Part II – Video Creation Using Avatars

1.  Create a script for a video representation of this chosen issue using a website such as (or similar website- e.g. Evertoon, Dvolver, Powtoon).    The script you create should clearly demonstrate the knowledge you gained on this issue (answers to Part 1 of the project). 

Here are the specific steps and guidelines to follow for the scripted video using avatars.

1) Write out a script of your answers to this issue that clearly demonstrate the answers to the questions in Final Project Part 1

2) Be sure to type dialogue, gestures, sound effects, facial expressions, including pauses and other nonverbal cues to give the situation meaning.

 3) Do not use R-rated language!!!

4) Upload BOTH the script and link to the video into the Final Project Part 2 Submission Folder. 

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