On-line Resources: Biology
The mapping of the human genome has ushered in what many are calling the century of biology. It is widely predicted that the next few decades will bring a flurry of medical advances that will allow people to live longer and healthy lives. From the perspective of scientific literacy, no topics may be more important than genetics and biotechnology. As humans develop the ability to extend life, and to manage diseases in entirely new ways, it is likely that daunting ethical and social questions will arise.