Written Assignment: Biology and Technology in the Real World
Find at least three reliable information sources related to your chosen topic. You are encouraged to use the UMGC library in your search: https://libguides.umgc.edu/science .
Write a paper with title page, introduction, several paragraphs addressing the questions, conclusion and references. You must write in your own words and paraphrase information from the selected information sources, addressing each of the questions for your chosen topic. Your paper should consist of less than 10% direct quotes. Your paper should be 750-1500words, excluding references and title page.
Use APA style for references. Please visit the UMGC Citing and Writing page for citation, writing and academic integrity help: https://sites.umgc.edu/library/libhow/gethelp-citing.cfm
c) Vaccines. Your friend is worried about the many vaccines that his newborn son is scheduled to receive and asks you for advice since you are taking a biology course. Start with an explanation of how vaccines work. Briefly contrast the traditional methods used to create vaccines with more recently used biotechnology techniques. Then list some of the diseases that babies and children in the US are routinely vaccinated against. How have vaccinations impacted the frequency of these diseases over the past 100 years? Why are some people worried about giving their children vaccines? Is there scientific evidence to support these concerns? Conclude with advice to your friend in regard to getting the recommended vaccines based on what you learned from reliable information sources.