This is a ver decent essay on genetics, if your teachers dont know much about it than try to submitt this. N/A
Title of Book: Genetic Engineering 'Shaping The Material of Life'
Author: Ellen Thro
Date of Publication: 1993
Name of Student: [your name here]
[period and date]
Name of Teacher: [teachers name here]
The issue mainly covered in this book is research in genetic
engineering. The research talked about in this book is very
interesting, it talks about curing deadly deceases, as well as
mutating deceases in humans, animals, and plants. An example of
this research is the research on 'Cystic Fibrosis' (CF), the deadly
lung decease found in the lungs of mainly Caucasian Americans,
but affects about 'one in 2000 people- in all, 30,000 children and young
adults in America.' The research was started in 1990 by a group of
scientists , who discovered the mutation that caused 'CF,' the research
which used genetic engineering was so 'precise that it identified the exact
codon' in 'chromosome 7' .
The first investigation was done not by a scientist but a monk in a
monastery, named Gregor Mendel. His research included peas, plants
and flowers. He conducted his research by observing his 'experiments,'
to see if there was any difference between the parent organism and
the offspring. As he bred a plant over several generations 'he noticed a
pattern between the offspring and previous generations, and noticed
differences,' this was Mendel's 'Law of Separation'
The most important fact of this book is the 'ETHICS,' used in
genetics. 'Ethics' can be a researchers friend or enemy. For example
many questions were raised when Li-Fraumeni Syndrome was able to be
detected. An example is 'what if a women discovered that her [p53]
gene had a mutation which could cause cancer, would...