Essays Tagged: "genetic changes"

This essay is about evolution, how why and when.

ution refers to the changes that occur in a population over time. These changes are produced at the genetic level as organisms' genes mutate and/or recombine in different ways during reproduction and ... selection" or "survival of the fittest". Some people think that any change in an organisms' body or genetic makeup is evolution. However, this is not true. Non-genetic changes that occur during an org ...

(4 pages) 93 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Class Discussion on Evolution, Biology 101 - College Level

The definition of evolution is the study of genetic changes that make it possible for a species to survive over time. Although I am not inclined ...

(2 pages) 173 3 4.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Prader-Willi Syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes low muscle tone, short stature, incomplete sexual development, cognitiv ... blems that we now know as PWS. It is only in the last 20 years that researchers have discovered the genetic changes that are responsible for the syndrome.PWS is attributed to a spontaneous genetic err ... gh considered a "rare" disorder, Prader-Willi Syndrome is one of the most common conditions seen in genetic clinics, and is the most common genetic cause of obesity that has been identified.The occurr ...

(3 pages) 38 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

In Search of Perfection

Keywords: genetic engineering, moral issues, genetic changes, genetic technologiesIn Search of PerfectionThere ... baby girl or a baby boy was a matter of chance, today's prospective parents can choose to alter the genetic make-up of their children in order to enhance their offsprings' well-being in the future. It ... l-being in the future. It is not clear, however, if modern society is ready to face consequences of genetic engineering. On one hand, scientists agree that from medical standpoint genetic technologies ...

(8 pages) 114 2 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Fathers Of Evolution

Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel were both pioneers in genetic engineering and biology. Mendel observed genetic change in inheritance and Darwin observed s ... aking his observations, Darwin dumped the "fixity of species" concept.Mendel (1822-1884) discovered genetic changes could be passed on through work on pea plants. His work was ignored until the early ... and Mendel. The importance of the Modern Synthesis was in the "consistency argument", the facts of genetics had to agree with the fossil evidence.Mendel and Darwin both created the knowledge on evolu ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Are plastics a possible cause of breast cancer, lower sperm counts, and birth defects?

cancer development ( ingredients of common household plastics may cause genetic changes in breast tissue, raising the possibility of a link with cancer. The chemicals can s ...

(3 pages) 22 1 4.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Science Essays

Employee Privacy Rights in the Workplace

technology and researches over the last few years have led to amazing advances in the detection of genetic diseases and conditions. Like with many ground breaking discoveries, there are concerns abou ... , there are concerns about how the technologies will be used. A major concern is the application of genetic testing in the workplace. Genetic testing in the workplace could be a vital tool for reducin ...

(7 pages) 113 0 0.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

Molecular Biology and Gene Technology Assignment

es into existing cells with faulty genes to prevent or cure a wide range of diseases.The identified genetic disease is Cystic Fibrosis, severe combined immunodeficiency, adenosine deaminase deficiency ... ere combined immunodeficiency, adenosine deaminase deficiency and familial hypercholesteremia. This genetic diseases can possibly be corrected by three ways.Somatic gene therapy: This method involves ...

(8 pages) 43 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology