DNA Analysis in Forensic Biology

9:03 AM (CDT)
Assignment Details
Assignment Description
In your own words, answer this unit’s discussion questions in a main post (recommended minimum 300 words), and respond to at least 2 peers’ postings (recommended
minimum 75 words).
After you have reviewed the Assignment Details below, click the Discussion Board link under the My Work heading above to open the Discussion Board and make your post.
Assignment Details
This unit specifically studies the molecule known as DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA is the genetic material of all living organisms. DNA is a nucleic acid. Nucleic acids are a
type of organic molecules that contain genetic material. DNA is found in the nucleus of every cell in the human body. Cells of living things are made of prokaryotic cells or
eukaryotic cells. In prokaryotic cells, DNA is circular, and in eukaryotic cells, DNA is linear. The human body is made of eukaryotic cells, which is why your chromosomes are
linear. The majority of the work involved in forensics is based on DNA. History discusses many people as having input into the discovery of DNA, but the most familiar names are
James Watson and Francis Crick.
Address the following in your main post:
What is the history of DNA?
Out of all of the contributors to the field, who do you think has made the greatest contribution to the discovery of DNA? Why?
In your own words, describe and explain the components and arrangement of DNA.
In your own words, what is the process by which DNA replicates?
In your own words, what is the relationship between DNA, genes, and chromosomes? Explain.
What do you think is the most important use of DNA testing and analysis? Explain in detail.
In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
Discussion Board Reminders:
Must have 3 posts: A main post and two replies to peers.
First post: Either your main post or a reply to others must be posted before midnight CT (Central time) on Friday of each week.
Second and third post: Must be posted on a different day from the first post.
Connect to content: At least 1 post must refer to course learning materials. See the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards for help with connecting to the content.
Engaging in class discussions: For more information on making the most of your class dialog, review the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards.
Grading Rubric
Assignment Criteria Proficient Descriptor Points
Quality of Main Post
30 Points
Total
Student’s main post meets or exceeds the following requirements:
Responds completely to all of parts of discussion question (7.5 points)
Communicates content information accurately and/or logically (7.5 points)
Delivers a thoughtful response demonstrating insights and reflections (7.5 points)
Connects to both key content concepts and personal experiences (7.5 points)
/30 pts.
Response to Peers
27 Points
Total
Responds to a minimum of 2 peers (13.5 points per response):
Substantive response (7 points)
Furthers the conversation with peers. Examples could include (6.5 points):
Provides additional resources
Connects to key concepts
Shares personal or professional experiences
Contributes new information or perspective
Presents a competing viewpoint
/27 pts.
Support from Learning Resources
9 Points
Total
At least one post refers to course learning resources. /9 pts.
Professional Writing
9 points
Response is well­organized, clear, and free of grammatical and mechanical errors.
Posts demonstrate courtesy and respect for others.
/9 pts.
Total /75 pts.
Reading Assignment
Read the following chapters from the Forensic Biology: Identification and DNA Analysis of Biological Evidence textbook:
Chapter 2 Crime Scene Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Chapter 11 Serology Techniques: Past, Current, and Future
Chapter 12 Identification of Blood
Chapter 13 Species Identification
Assignment Objectives
Students will understand the structure and function of DNA, the process of DNA replication, the methods used to process and analyze DNA, and explain why one method
is preferred over the others in the field of forensics.
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Assignment Overview
Unit: DNA Analysis in Forensic Biology
Due Date: Tue,10/20/20
Grading Type: Numeric
Points Possible: 75
Points Earned:
Deliverable Length: See assignment details
Type: Discussion Board
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9:03 AM (CDT)
Assignment Details
Assignment Description
In your own words, answer this unit’s discussion questions in a main post (recommended minimum 300 words), and respond to at least 2 peers’ postings (recommended
minimum 75 words).
After you have reviewed the Assignment Details below, click the Discussion Board link under the My Work heading above to open the Discussion Board and make your post.
Assignment Details
This unit specifically studies the molecule known as DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA is the genetic material of all living organisms. DNA is a nucleic acid. Nucleic acids are a
type of organic molecules that contain genetic material. DNA is found in the nucleus of every cell in the human body. Cells of living things are made of prokaryotic cells or
eukaryotic cells. In prokaryotic cells, DNA is circular, and in eukaryotic cells, DNA is linear. The human body is made of eukaryotic cells, which is why your chromosomes are
linear. The majority of the work involved in forensics is based on DNA. History discusses many people as having input into the discovery of DNA, but the most familiar names are
James Watson and Francis Crick.
Address the following in your main post:
What is the history of DNA?
Out of all of the contributors to the field, who do you think has made the greatest contribution to the discovery of DNA? Why?
In your own words, describe and explain the components and arrangement of DNA.
In your own words, what is the process by which DNA replicates?
In your own words, what is the relationship between DNA, genes, and chromosomes? Explain.
What do you think is the most important use of DNA testing and analysis? Explain in detail.
In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
Discussion Board Reminders:
Must have 3 posts: A main post and two replies to peers.
First post: Either your main post or a reply to others must be posted before midnight CT (Central time) on Friday of each week.
Second and third post: Must be posted on a different day from the first post.
Connect to content: At least 1 post must refer to course learning materials. See the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards for help with connecting to the content.
Engaging in class discussions: For more information on making the most of your class dialog, review the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards.
Grading Rubric
Assignment Criteria Proficient Descriptor Points
Quality of Main Post
30 Points
Total
Student’s main post meets or exceeds the following requirements:
Responds completely to all of parts of discussion question (7.5 points)
Communicates content information accurately and/or logically (7.5 points)
Delivers a thoughtful response demonstrating insights and reflections (7.5 points)
Connects to both key content concepts and personal experiences (7.5 points)
/30 pts.
Response to Peers
27 Points
Total
Responds to a minimum of 2 peers (13.5 points per response):
Substantive response (7 points)
Furthers the conversation with peers. Examples could include (6.5 points):
Provides additional resources
Connects to key concepts
Shares personal or professional experiences
Contributes new information or perspective
Presents a competing viewpoint
/27 pts.
Support from Learning Resources
9 Points
Total
At least one post refers to course learning resources. /9 pts.
Professional Writing
9 points
Response is well­organized, clear, and free of grammatical and mechanical errors.
Posts demonstrate courtesy and respect for others.
/9 pts.
Total /75 pts.
Reading Assignment
Read the following chapters from the Forensic Biology: Identification and DNA Analysis of Biological Evidence textbook:
Chapter 2 Crime Scene Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Chapter 11 Serology Techniques: Past, Current, and Future
Chapter 12 Identification of Blood
Chapter 13 Species Identification
Assignment Objectives
Students will understand the structure and function of DNA, the process of DNA replication, the methods used to process and analyze DNA, and explain why one method
is preferred over the others in the field of forensics.
Other Information
There is no additional information to display at this time.
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Extra Credit View Assignment Rubric
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Unit 3 ­ Discussion Board
Assignment Overview
Unit: DNA Analysis in Forensic Biology
Due Date: Tue,10/20/20
Grading Type: Numeric
Points Possible: 75
Points Earned:
Deliverable Length: See assignment details
Type: Discussion Board
Go To:
Looking for tutoring? Go to Smarthinking
Assignment Details
Learning Materials
Reading Assignment
My Work:
Online Deliverables: Discussion Board