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A complete paper will include the following:
A general summary of the biology behind the issue.
An explanation for why this issue is making headlines (e.g. recent tragedy, celebrity news
story, growing health concerns)
Describe any controversy surrounding the issue. Describe any potential costs and
benefits to people.
Describe at least two sets of scientific data related to the issue. You may include figures
and/or tables from scientific articles or reputable data sites (e.g. Statistica) but your
sources must be cited in your paper.
Discuss any legal and or ethical issues related to the issue and whether or not the US
differs from other countries in its policies related to the issue.
Discuss how current and future scientific research can help advance this particular issue
and/or affect future policy changes? What role, if any, do citizens play in affecting this
You are required to use AT LEAST 5 references in your paper (textbooks and scientific articles
– NOT websites). You will need to cite the references appropriately in the text and include them
in a reference section at the end of the paper. (See separate instructions).
Papers will be graded based on scientific accuracy, interpretation of data and scientific
information, as well as for general formatting, grammar and spelling. Grading rubrics will
explicitly address organization, grammar, and spelling as well as use of scientific references.
Please only use the articles Ive provided, thanks.