BIOLOGY

Current Issues with Organs

Ted Talk Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney

http://www.ted.com/talks/anthony_atala_printing_a_human_kidney.html

In the last 10 years the number of patients has doubled while at the same time the number of actual transplants has __________________________________.

What is the name of the field that has to do with this topic? ______________________________

When was the first book (about the culture of organs) published? _____________

What are the 3 challenges to culturing organs?

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List three things that we can engineer:

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Where will the next generation possibly print it’s cells? _________________________________

90 percent of all patients on the transplant list are waiting for what organ? ______________________

Could you use the printed kidney as a functional working kidney? _______________________________

The Skin Gun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXO_ApjKPaI

View the skin gun video and then look in your textbook to find the definition and description of stem cells. Write one paragraph to describe their function:

Tanzania Albinos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKDwIiPw94I

Watch the video and then tell why albinos’ lives are threatened in Tanzania:

If you lived in Tanzania, what do you think you could do about this situation?

Go to the following website:

http://bioethics.georgetown.edu/pcbe/background/org_transplant.html

List the five principles that could be used to govern an organ procurement system:

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It is your group’s job to explain your principle and to list as many pros and cons.

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