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Human Technology (1)

If you are convicted of a felony in the US, law enforcement officers will take your finger ......... and keep them on file. These are unique to every individual.
......... are found on chromosomes, and they carry traits such as eye and hair color.
......... is a long genetic code that exists in the cells of all living things. Law enforcement agencies now use this information to solve crimes.
......... is technology that refers to identical genetic copies. Cells are manipulated in a laboratory in order to create an identical version of an original donor.
In North America, you can choose to become a(n) ......... donor. This means that vital parts of your body, such as your heart, liver and kidneys,can be removed and donated to others if you die.
Genetically ......... food is controversial these days. Some believe that this food is bad for you and that we don't know enough about its long-term effects. Others believe that it is the same as other food and is just as good for you.
Another current controversy surrounds ......... cell research. Many believe that we may be able to develop treatments for diseases that have plagued humankind for centuries as a result of this research. Others believe that it is morally wrong and that it is tantamount to playing God.
Genetic tests are also used to establish ......... these days. If a woman believes a man is the father of her child, he can be tested. If his genes match the child's, he is definitely the father.
DNA technology may be used more extensively in the future to determine the likelihood of a ......... disease affecting people in their lifetimes. These diseases, like cystic fibrosis, are passed from parents to children.
Women who cannot conceive can sometimes get pregnant through in ......... fertilization. Doctors remove an egg from the woman, fertilize it with sperm outside of the womb, and put the fertilized egg back into the woman.