Essays Tagged: "genetic disease"

Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia is a genetic disease that affects all kinds of peopleand can start before a person is even born. This pap ... is no cure for this disease yet. Specialists are still searching fora cure.Sickle Cell Anemia is a genetic disease that affects all kinds of peopleand can start before a person is even born. This pap ... is no cure for this disease yet. Specialists are still searching fora cure.Sickle Cell Anemia is a genetic disease that affects all kinds of peopleand can start before a person is even born. This pap ...

(2 pages) 77 0 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Huntington's disease

Huntington's DiseaseHuntington's disease, or Huntngton's chorea, is a genetic disease that causes selective neural cell death, which results in chorea, or irregular, jerk ... knowing it.The gene for Huntington's disease is located on the short arm of chromosome four in cytogenetic band 4p16.3. It was first identified in 1993. While everyone posseses this gene, in someone ...

(3 pages) 99 0 4.2 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

I chose this genetic disorder to study because when I read that Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is diagnosed in young ... t. This sounded like an interesting subject and this project gave me chance to learn more about the genetic disorder. The scientific name of this genetic disease is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, otherw ... re rare exceptions when female carriers can experience mild symptoms. DMD is the most common lethal genetic disease in young children of all ethic backgrounds and ancestries. Children first start show ...

(3 pages) 54 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Causes and Cures for Cystic Fibrosis

salty when kissed upon the forehead was bewitched and would soon die. Today we know the reason -the genetic disease, cystic fibrosis or CF. It is a chronic, progressive disease and the most common, fa ... manent relationships-while still maintaining medications and treatments. Since cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease, the best hope for a future cure is through gene therapy at an early age. Gene thera ...

(5 pages) 128 1 4.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays

Full description of Best Disease- about one page long bibliography included

Best DiseaseBest disease is a genetic disorder involving the eyes, also known as Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy type 2 (shortened a ... involving the eyes, also known as Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy type 2 (shortened as VMD2). It is a genetic disease in a heredity form of progressive macular dystrophy and macular degeneration, first ... 20/30 and 20/50, or near perfect vision, until so when the adolescences are blind. The name of this genetic disease was produced because it was first discovered in a family with the last name Best.Bes ...

(2 pages) 93 0 4.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

This essay is about the pros and cons of cloning. This was done as an assignment and got a 5/5.

ro of cloning is that it can be done for infertile couples, or in situations where one parent has a genetic disease that can be passed on. Also the knowledge of cloning can lead to further development ...

(2 pages) 123 2 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

A group paper written with objections to human cloning

child was born. That itself can lead to emotional damage. Another so-called benefit is testing for genetic disease "Cloning technology can be used to test for and perhaps cure genetic diseases" (Huma ...

(4 pages) 95 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

The Genetic Disease - Color Blindness.

The Genetic Disease - Color BlindnessColor blindness, a condition where sufferers have the inability to ... shades of color. This disease is an inherited disorder. The most common type of color blindness is genetic red-green color blindness, where the sufferers are unable to distinguish between green and r ... ion, the victims are only able to determine black, white and shades of gray.There are many types of genetic color blindness. For example, people who have the inability to distinguish any color variati ...

(2 pages) 126 3 3.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Genetics load.

Genetic LoadOne of the most fundamental misconceptions is that most of the individuals in a normal p ... mental misconceptions is that most of the individuals in a normal population do not carry genes for genetic diseases. Starting with this assumption, many breeders argue that it should be possible to b ... roblems that others are having. If problems do show up, it is due to "bad luck", the lack of direct genetic tests for recessive genes, or because another breeder has been concealing something.The trut ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

a new horizon and led to advances in many frontiers including forensic medicine, molecular science, genetic disease, and many areas of medicine.PCR is a key part of molecular genetics that permits the ... of any short sequence of deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA. It is beneficial to have a brief overview of genetics to gain an appreciation of the relationship that PCR plays in this field of science. Molecu ...

(12 pages) 133 0 4.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Gene Alteration

this fact unless we, or one of our close relatives, are amongst the many millions who suffer from a genetic disease. About one in ten people has, or will develop at some later stage, an inherited gene ... human race is prone, and hopefully develop new therapies to treat and predict diseases.Diseases of Genetic OriginMost of us do not suffer any harmful effects from our defective genes because we carry ...

(12 pages) 67 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Summary of Down Syndrome/ Symtoms and treatments

is not one of those physically painful really gross ones that you don't want to read about. It is a genetic disease and has many symptoms such as mental retardation or slow mental development. Physica ... bies with Down syndrome can be of any nationality, race or have any social or financial background. Genetic counseling is a process that most mothers take to find out if their babies have this disease ...

(2 pages) 87 0 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

The advantages of using genetic engineering far outweigh the risks. Discuss.

herited disease that affects the lungs, digestive system, sweat glands, and male fertility. It is a genetic disease, meaning it is caused by a defect in the person's genes. In cystic fibrosis, if the ...

(1 pages) 37 0 2.5 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Whats the difference between a cancer cell and a normal cell

Cancer is a genetic disease requiring a series of change. Carcinogenesis is the development of cancer.Cancer cel ...

(2 pages) 13313 0 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

Cloning human beings

ility problems would be able to produce biologically related children, and couples who risk passing genetic disease to offspring would be able to have healthy children. However, cloning technology is ...

(2 pages) 43 1 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Color Vision Deficiency Syndrome (Color Blindness)

Color Vision Deficiency Syndrome, more commonly known as color blindness, is a primarily genetic disease occurring mostly in males, but can also be caused by eye injuries or chemical imbala ... the colors that are undistinguishable, this may or may not be an inconvenience for the bearer.As a genetic disease, it is inherited via the X chromosome. Because males have only one X chromosome, and ...

(3 pages) 50 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Curing CF by gene therapy

OVERVIEWGenetic engineering is used in the medical field to aid in research, produce drugs and medicines as ... e drugs and medicines as well as a treatment of some diseases and disorders.Cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease, occurs when a defective gene produces thick, sticky mucus, which clogs the lungs, l ...

(3 pages) 34 0 4.7 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Huntington's Chorea

000. Understanding and treating Huntington's chorea can help save countless lives and individuals.A genetic disorder, or genetic disease, is a disease caused by abnormal expression of one or more gene ... e or more genes in a person causing a distinct phenotype. There are a number of possible causes for genetic defects. They may be caused by a mutation in a gene, affecting its function. There are genet ...

(5 pages) 43 0 5.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Write an essay about the food selection patterns within your household and give relevant examples.

the past several years, a healthy diet has become an importance to my family due to the fact that a genetic disease does exist. Although in previous years it has been passed down to the males only, my ... ution, preparation and consumptions of food. They have allowed us to recognize new products such as genetically modified foods in order to reach each individuals need and want. In addition, processed ...

(4 pages) 22 0 2.0 May/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Genetics and Progeria: The Disease of Premature Aging

�PAGE � �PAGE �6� Genetics and Progeria Genetics and ProgeriaThe Disease of Premature AgingTeam CWinston McCaneMonica ... ure AgingTeam CWinston McCaneMonica KrugRobert NovakJeffrey Schneider (FAC)December 15, 2004�Genetics and Progeria; The Disease of Premature AgingGenetics has made some fantastic advances recen ... he last three or four decades have witnessed an unquestionable revolution occurring in the study of genetics. Since the 1940's when DNA first was clearly postulated, up to the discovery of the nature ...

(6 pages) 27 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases