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Is Genetic Testing A Good Idea

Introduction Genetic testing is the field of science whereby genetic disorders, or diseases, are diagnosed by examining a patients DNA. The field emerged in earnest during the early 1990’s, when advances in science allowed researchers to understand how certain abnormalities in genetic sequences were associated with certain genetic disorders. In...

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Human Cloning Ethics

The ethical questions raised by the prospect of genetic cloning are substantial, with human cloning presenting a particular controversy. Article 11 of the Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights maintains that the reproductive cloning of human beings is not ethically sound but contrary to human dignity and...

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Fearing Punishment for Bad Genes

The New York Times online edition recently published an article by Kira Peikoff, a student at Columbia University in the Master’s of Bioethics program. This article, entitled “Fearing Punishment for Bad Genes” published on April 7, 2014, dealt with the connection of insurance companies using the results of genetic testing...

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Biological Development: Genetic Foundation of Child Development

Every child has a set of genetic instructions which contribute to their characteristics at birth and their developing features as they grow. Meiosis will result in cell division. Hence, producing the male and female gametes. In this case, half the number of chromosomes from each parent cell, that is the...

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Human and Animal Genetics

There has been much debate throughout modern biology about the differences between human and animal genetics. Some differentiate between the concept of the type of cognitive and consciousness development that humans have versus animals, while others look plainly at how effective they are in terms of laboratory studies. The skill...

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Genetic Exchange: Microbiology Paper

IntroductionGenetic exchange plays the key role of enhancing evolution amongst bacteria species. Precisely, accumulated data on nucleotide sequences from various bacterial genera have shown the impacts of recombinations on nucleotide sequences. In regards to the previously mentioned views, a detailed review of mutations and recombinations, and tools used in tracking changes...

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Human Genome

According to the National Institutes of Health (2010), the Human Genome project began after Watson and Crick discovered the helix structure of human deoxyribonucleic acid (otherwise known as DNA) in 1953. From this point forward, the study of DNA has advanced with researchers setting out to map the human genome....

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Genetics, Parenting and Childhood Predation

The position that parenting efforts have nothing to do with predation since genetic propensities of the child may interfere with or not respond to parenting efforts is an overly simplistic view of the interaction between genetics and environment. It has been recognized for many years that all types of childhood...

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Animal Genetics

Abstract This paper provides an in-depth investigation of animal genetics. It begins with a general introduction the topic and a variety of subtopics that may be explored when considering animal genetics. The next section of the paper provides an overview of the basic molecular mechanisms through which animal genetics operate....

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Genetic Engineering Topic Importance In Hinduism

Genetic engineering has been used in most areas that have high populations in order to try and produce more food. Both the industries and the government turn to genetic engineering for food. In India where Hinduism is common, studies that range from genetic studies of human beings to the medical...

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Spiderman

Hollywood films appeal to a wide variety of audiences because they make a direct appeal to our emotions. We like to see movies because they make us feel something. Most of the time, the feeling that we’re looking for is a feeling of excitement like being thrilled. A lot of...

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Genetically Modified Animals

IntroductionGenetic modification refers to the direct as well as deliberate manipulation of the genes of an organism. It is important to consider the aspect of direct manipulation in the definition because in the past, farmers were accustomed to indirectly modifying the genetic makeup of animals, for instance through interbreeding and...

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Why is this $99 Home DNA Kit causing such an uproar?

In Guito’s article “Why is this $99 Home DNA Kit causing such an uproar?”, the author attempts to explain the reasoning behind the FDA stepping in to regulate 23andMe’s Home DNA Kits as medical device (2014). FDA had stepped in before with similar DNA mapping products due to the possibility...

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Discorvery of DNA (Article)

Summary:This article by Pray (2008), published in Nature, highlights and explains the history of the discovery of DNA. It points out that, whilst we generally ascribe the discovery of DNA to James Watson and Francis Crick, the work they did was based on ideas going back to the 1860s. The...

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Race and Biology

Science has shown us that: "we share a common ancestry and the differences among people are not as great as they seem" (Race, n.d.). The purpose of this paper is to explore the question of biological difference, and whether the concept of race has any scientific validity.Our human history which...

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Virus carrying DNA of black widow spider toxin discovered

An article in Science Daily talks about a surprising discovery in a virus. The article describes how the DNA of black widow spider toxin was discovered in the genetic information of a WO virus. This was discovered in an experiment by Bordenstein and researchers at Vanderbilt University as they were...

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Biotechnology

Part 1 Biotechnology has changed the way the way we produce food, treat disease, and produce products such as plastics that impact every area of our lives. Genetically engineered corn has reduced the need for pesticides, and bioengineered bacteria have made synthetic insulin available safely and relatively cheaply compared to...

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