2017 BIO130 Lab Report 03 Worksheet
100 points possible
Due at the start of class during week of March 27.
Please enter your responses to the questions below. Often a single word or a short sentence is sufficient for full credit. You should not need more than two sentences in any response during the semester.
In the 1920’s to the 1980’s, what was the source for insulin used for treating diabetes? What is the source for insulin after 1990? (16 points)
What was the major reason that chemical synthesis of insulin was not a good alternative to using bovine insulin to treat diabetes in the 1960’s and 1970’s? (8 points)
Name the person who received the Nobel Prize in 1958 for discovering the structure of human insulin. For what discovery did the same person received a second Nobel Prize in 1980? (16 points)
What are the fundamental four steps used in cloning a DNA fragment in bacteria for mass production? (hint: Look at slide 04 in Topic 03, part 02) (32 points)
What company was the first to patent a process for production of human DNA using recombinant DNA technology? To what company was this patent licensed to for production and marketing of human insulin? (16 points)
Name two common methods used currently to deliver insulin into the bloodstream of diabetic patients. (12 points)