Essays Tagged: "genetic diseases"

Human Genome Project

the field of medicine. The project will help us to understand and eventually treat more than 4,000 genetic diseases that affect mankind. The scientific products of the human genome project will inclu ... he beginning of the human genome project it was clearly recognized that acquisition and use of such genetic knowledge would have momentous involvements for both individuals and society and would pose ...

(4 pages) 208 1 4.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects


e to eat conatminated seafood you would have a chance of getting viral, bacterial, chromosomal, and genetic diseases. Although some contaminants are naturally present in marine waters, human activity ...

(1 pages) 95 1 3.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

Gene Therapy

g ever more popular as research continues, gene therapy offers a new approach in the battle against genetically spawn diseases and malformations. Rather than using the traditional methods of using age ... to whichever disease is being dealt with. While many of the diseases dealt with by gene therapy are genetically related such as Huntington's disease or trisomy 21, other diseases that may be caused by ...

(7 pages) 227 1 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

A Massive Project for the Benefit of Mankind. A Look at the Human Genome Project

g the way, they hope to understand the basis of, and maybe even develop methods of treating certain genetic diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Muscular Dystrophy. They plan to do this by identifying th ... fully located the gene and DNA sequence for Huntington's Disease on Chromosome 4 and have created a genetic test to determine if a person carries this gene. 'The child of a person with Huntington's ha ...

(6 pages) 186 0 2.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Genetic Engineering

- Clear, well thought outGenetic Engineering"Discuss the applications and techniques involved in genetic engineering. Conside ... niques involved in genetic engineering. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of this approach."Genetic engineering is an umbrella term that can cover a wide range of ways of changing the genetic ... g chain chemical molecule, which determines the nature of the organism. Apart from identical twins, genetic make-up is unique to each individual. Individual genes are particular sections of this chain ...

(12 pages) 273 1 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Study notes naming various genetically inherited diseases.

Common Genetically Inherited DiseasesSome genetically inherited diseases are the following :-* Heart diseas ... ty disorders, attention deficit disorder, eating disorders, manic depression, schizophrenia.* Other genetic diseases: Cleft lip and cleft palate, clubfoot, cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy ... ease, Thalassemia, Arthritis and Osteoporosis, Depression, Fabry's Disease* Medical conditions with genetic links: arthritis, asthma, baldness, migraine headaches, obesity, periodontal disease, speech ...

(1 pages) 66 2 2.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

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

How genetic engineering can stop human suffering.

Genetic engineering offers so many promises of medical and scientific advancement that it is unethic ... rs so many promises of medical and scientific advancement that it is unethical for it to be banned. Genetic engineering is vital for the cure of genetic diseases such as Parkinson's. The medical disco ... -ending quest for understanding ourselves and defining who we are.Scientists have been working on a genetic level never before approached. They are directly studying genes and DNA, the very building b ...

(5 pages) 132 1 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

This essay depicts the morality of genetic engineering.

According to Webster's Dictionary Human Genetic Engineering, is the branch of biology that "deals with hereditary and variations in similar ... the branch of biology that "deals with hereditary and variations in similar or related organisms." Genetic Engineering studies the possibilities of developing improved varieties and strands of animal ... varieties and strands of animals through selective breeding. These studies allow people to test for genetic deficiencies or abnormalities in their DNA sequence. These studies are feasible and essentia ...

(5 pages) 155 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

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

Cloning can be a very sensitive subject. It seems that it?s a battle betweenscience and ethics.

The goal of genetic engineering is that every child be born strong,healthy, and well suited to make its way to t ... organisms develop as a whole over time.Science has been trying for years to come up with cures for genetic diseases andso far haven?t really come up with anything that is truly helpful. On the otherh ... aven?t really come up with anything that is truly helpful. On the otherhand, with the technology of genetic engineering scientists may finally be ableto start to understand the causes of diseases and ...

(5 pages) 80 0 4.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Why tampering with our genetics will be beneficial

ne a world where people are resistant to cystic fibrosis, fragile-X syndrome, and other devastating genetic diseases. Or where people can live as long as they want to. It's effect may not be felt with ... ecrets of the universe that normally would of taken many more millions of years had it not been for genetic alteration used to enchance ourselves. What if we were to be attacked by a very technologica ...

(4 pages) 50 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Genetic Engineering

Human genetic engineering has the key to ending international conflict and suffering. With the ability to ... es find new economic stability, as well as a strong government that would bring peace to the world. Genetic engineering can bring many different benefits for human kind for numerous reasons. It can be ... ring many different benefits for human kind for numerous reasons. It can be used to bring an end to genetic diseases by being able to remove the infected genes, so it can not be passed on further gene ...

(6 pages) 138 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

DNA Fingerprinting

that compares the fragments of DNA. DNA fingerprinting was first invented to detect the presence of genetic diseases. Today, DNA fingerprinting is used in different ways. DNA is analyzed using a South ... DNA fingerprinting is made by the method called the Southern Blot, which is a way that examines the genetic patterns that are in an individual's DNA. First, in a Southern Blot, the DNA has to be remov ...

(2 pages) 112 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Tampering with DNA

lp but, in fact, these could greatly affect how that person lives. If humans are able to change the genetic makeup of a child before they are born, then some drastic changes will occur. For instance, ... There may be some positive effects from this testing but they could be very limited. For instance, genetic diseases and disabilities can be avoided from the start. These unborn babies can have their ...

(3 pages) 34 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Cloning, Right or Wrong? The Pros and Cons

CloningCloning: The production of genetic copies and Clones: A group of genetically identical organisms. Ever since the belief that cl ... nment within the cells of the early embryo regulates gene function; it may also help us to overcome genetic diseases by allowing researchers to turn off our bad genes and turn on our good ones. It may ...

(2 pages) 45 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Gene Therapy

alf a dozen defective genes. Most people do not know this unless someone they know is affected by a genetic disorder. It is believed that approximately one in ten people have, or will develop, an inhe ... fects or mutations in just one gene. Fortunately, there is a potential approach to the treatment of genetic disorders in humans known as gene therapy.While it can be thought of as somewhat controversi ...

(13 pages) 133 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

This is an essay On prader-willi syndrome. It is in depth and fills a solid three pages. 820 words

Prader-Willi Syndrome Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder that causes low muscle tone (floppiness), short stature, cognitive disabilities (me ... lly caused by an error during sperm and egg formation, not passed on from parent to child like most genetic diseases. This makes the disease nearly impossible to detect in the parents (only 5% of the ... isorder is considered "rare," but occurs in 1 out of every 14,000 people, making it the most common genetic disorders, and the most common genetic cause of obesity. The disorder is linked with ...

(3 pages) 25 0 4.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Genetic Engineering.

Genetics is the science that studies all aspects of inherited characteristics. Genetic engineering i ... that studies all aspects of inherited characteristics. Genetic engineering is when the knowledge of genetics is applied to altering the genetic makeup of a living organism (Levine). Many people throug ... rganism (Levine). Many people throughout history have contributed to the development of the refined genetic engineering techniques in use today, which present commercial and social advantages that out ...

(7 pages) 60 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Genetic Screening.

Genetic Screening is the process of checking an individual for signs of genetic diseases or defects. ... ses or defects. Ideally, this is usually performed before a child is born in order to determine the genetic defects, if any the unborn child carries. The parents may then decide if an abortion should ... abortion should be carried out with advice from a doctor.There are two main methods of carrying out genetic screening, namely amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling. In chorionic villus sampling, ...

(1 pages) 24 0 2.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology