Journal Entry 8 – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

The American Academy of Pediatrics officially recommends that expectant mothers should never drink alcohol during pregnancy. Read the article entitled “No alcohol during pregnancy — ever — plead U.S. pediatricians” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For the journal entry, state the main rationale for this view (1 sentence). Then search the web and find (and then list) 5 common markers or symptoms of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). DUE Feb 17, 10 AM.

LINK TO ARTICLE – http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/21/health/aap-no-alcohol-during-pregnancy/index.html

 

Journal Entry 7 – Birth Order

Read the article entitled “Birth Order is Basically Meaningless” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For the journal entry, state the main premise of the article (1 sentence). Then choose 1 statement made in the article that you agree with and 1 statement in the article that you disagree with. Be sure to provide a rationale for your agreement/disagreement. DUE Feb 13, 10 AM.

LINK TO ARTICLE – http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/birth-order-is-basically-meaningless/411577/

 

Journal Entry 6 – Designer Babies

Read the article entitled “Designing Life: Should babies Be Genetically Engineered” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For the journal entry, state the two sides of this debate (1 sentence) followed by your own view of whether parents should be allowed to manipulate the DNA of their child-to-be (1 paragraph). Be sure to provide a rationale for your view. DUE Feb 8, 10 AM.

LINK TO ARTICLE – http://www.livescience.com/27206-genetic-engineering-babies-debate.html