NSCC BIO101-01 Winter 2004 

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21st Century Disease
"Jumble of Tests May Slow Mad Cow Solution" January 4, 2004 By SANDRA BLAKESLEE, The New York Times 

Antibiotic Resistance
"Behind Enemy Lines" (Nicolaou and Boddy, in Scientific American 2001)

Bioterrorism
"Evaluating the Threat" (Ed Regis, in Scientific American 2001)

Cloning
"Scientists Successfully Clone Cat" February 14, 2002 By David Braun, National Geographic News
Extra Credit Assignment:  Bring a list of all of the animals that have been cloned to date.

Stem Cells
"Embryonic Stem Cells for Medicine" (by Roger Pedersen, in Scientific American 1999)

Cancer
"Untangling the Roots of Cancer" in Scientific American, July 2003; by W. Wayt Gibbs

Genetically Modified Organisms
"Genetically Modified Foods:  Seeds of Concern" by Kathryn Brown in Scientific American 1999

Extraterrestrial Life
"New Theory Drastically Rethinks Evolution of Early Life" by Ben Harder, National Geographic News 2003

Behavior
"Scientists Rethinking Nature of Animal Memory" by Bijal P. Trivedi, National Geographic News 2003

Local Ecosystems
"A natural spectacular is about to take flight" by Kathryn True and Maria Dolan, Seattle Times Feb 26, 2004

The Environment
"Salmon or power? In Pacific Northwest, pressure is building" by Blaine Harden, Seattle Times Mar 07, 2004