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Clarification Statement - S.MS.LS.4.5.CS:
Emphasis is on synthesizing information from reliable sources about the influence of humans on genetic outcomes in artificial selection (such as genetic modification, animal husbandry, gene therapy); and, on the impacts these technologies have on society.
Science and Engineering Practices - 6-8.SEP8.1:
Gather, read, and synthesize information from multiple appropriate sources and assess the credibility, accuracy, and possible bias of each publication and methods used, and describe how they are supported or not supported by evidence.
Disciplinary Core Ideas - S.MS.LS.4.5.DCI:
LS4.B: Natural Selection •In artificial selection, humans have the capacity to influence certain characteristics of organisms by selective breeding. One can choose desired parental traits determined by genes, which are then passed on to offspring.
Crosscutting Concepts - CC2.6:
Phenomena may have more than one cause, and some cause and effect relationships in systems can only be described using probability.