Essays Tagged: "genetic makeup"


HemophiliaHemophilia is a genetic blood disease, which is characterized by the inability of blood to clot, or coagulate even f ... he person is born. Also, the disease is hereditary, passed on from parent to child. Because of it's genetic makeup, hemophilia is carried by females however those affected are almost always males. In ...

(1 pages) 55 0 3.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Characters in "Parkland" by Victor Kelleher

d quick minded and has a great dislike towards authority due to having 'wild blood' included in her genetic makeup when she was bred in captivity. Her main physical abilities include being able to thr ...

(3 pages) 26 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Realization of Passion in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

e born with a predestined personality . Our spiritualindividuality is just as much a product of our genetic makeup as the color of our skin orour eyes. With our soul firmly planted , we can then build ...

(4 pages) 77 0 3.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This is an in-depth 10 page paper on schizophrenia.

plain what causes this disease, but researchers are focusing on four leading theories. They are the Genetic Theory, the Environmental Theory, the Biochemical Theory, and the Bio-Psycho-Social Theory.T ... Psycho-Social Theory.The Genetic Theory argues that schizophrenia is caused by traits in a person's genetic makeup. As we all know, a person has twenty-three pairs of chromosomes. Each pair contains o ...

(10 pages) 282 0 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

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

Misogyny. This essay is about Misogyny in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. It cites quotes and passages from the play. It also includes a bibliography.

ished as if her crimes were of the worst nature, when in fact her only crime was being a woman. Her genetic makeup ultimately decided her most unfortunate destiny. The reason that Shakespeare mocked w ...

(5 pages) 37 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Socio-biological views of Human Aggression.

of the biological determinants of social behavior, based on the theory that such behavior is often genetically transmitted and subject to evolutionary processes." Basically, human behaviors are due t ... here are always two sides. With sociobiologists supporting that human aggression is a result of our genetic ancestors behavior, there are psychologists and other social scientists arguing that violenc ...

(6 pages) 123 0 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

A essay describing the faults and flaws in evolutionary theory and the alternative explantion. Titled: "Can Evolution Explain Anything?"

n which the evolutionary theory of today deals with. Other important points, such as comparisons of genetic makeup, are founding blocks of evolution as we know it today.Most scientists state evolution ... ling to admit to the possibility that everything was created and advanced by chemical reactions and genetic mutations. There is a standstill on the front lines of this critical issue. This report will ...

(10 pages) 134 1 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Facts about Cystic Fibrosis.

on in a gene on chromosome 7. Chromosome 7 is one of 23 pairs of chromosomes that are each person's genetic makeup.SymptomsCystic Fibrosis affects each person differently. Many people with CF do not a ...

(2 pages) 54 0 3.4 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Viral Engineering.

University of New York the first synthetic virus was created. This virus is relatively small in the genetic sense of the word (only containing a few thousand base pairs) and is known today as the poli ... ntaining a few thousand base pairs) and is known today as the polio virus. Because of its minuscule genetic makeup this virus was the most likely candidate for this type of experimentation. After the ...

(5 pages) 38 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Analysis of human intentionality as explained by Michael Tomasello.

time is considered to be very short when compared to millions of years of evolution. Secondly, the genetic makeup of humans is nearly 99% similar to chimpanzees. This notes that little has changed be ... The crux of the problem now becomes apparent; Too little time has passed and too little has changed genetically to explain the huge difference seen between humans and other primates.Tomasello arrives ...

(4 pages) 37 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Practical Report on human sexual reproduction.

ecialized reproductive cells called gametes. They fuse to produce a new individual with a different genetic makeup. This process is known as sexual reproduction. Sexual reproduction involves the fusio ... the ovary and testes in animals. The importance of sexual reproduction in nature is that it allows genetic variation in a population, which is therefore better able to adapt to the changing environme ...

(3 pages) 78 1 4.1 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

"Nuclear Family".

re shaped by many forces over which we have little control. We did not choose and cannot modify our genetic makeup, our sex, race, size, or basic energy level. Our place in time and space was thrust u ...

(2 pages) 60 0 3.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

This article clearly outlines the sign and symptoms of depression, and various types of depression

ach generation develop bipolar disorder found that those with the illness have a somewhat different genetic makeup than those who do not get ill. However, the reverse is not true: Not everybody with t ...

(5 pages) 283 4 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The humane genome project

LSI) that may arise from the project.To help achieve these goals, researchers also are studying the genetic makeup of several nonhuman organisms. These include the common human gut bacterium Escherich ... (also called DNA-based tests), the newest and most sophisticated of the techniques used to test for genetic disorders, involve direct examination of the DNA molecule itself. Other genetic tests includ ...

(13 pages) 209 0 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

A brief essay on genectically engineered foods

What is genetic engineering? Many people are not sure about what it is. Genetic engineering is the process o ... teristics in pea plants could be inherited, scientists have been improving plants by changing their genetic makeup. Not until recently though have scientists figured out how to genetically alter a pla ... nventional pesticides. Research has also made extreme impact on how easily plants can grow. Through genetic engineering, scientists have been able to do this.Genetically engineered foods have been on ...

(2 pages) 37 0 3.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

FIlm Analysis of Gataca, Concentration in ethics.

INTRODUCTIONThe film "Gattaca" explores a world where genetic engineering has reached a level that people can be designed and purpose built. It is a world ... asis. This world is one where discrimination is not based on race, gender, culture, or creed but by genetic makeup. IF one was not built then one is by nature inferior. Even its title hints at somethi ... c question one could ask of mankind; is a man merely the sum of his parts, incapable of exceeding a genetic destiny or are genetics just the starting point for a set of glorious (or notorious) possibi ...

(7 pages) 73 1 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Problems with Cloning

etailed account of how this was to be achieved, but the essential idea is that since in cloning the genetic blueprint for a particular individual is used to make another individual with the same genet ... lls removed from the body just before death, and we can use these to produce a person with the same genetic makeup, so, in a way, recreating the dead person. In this way, if I can have myself cloned, ...

(9 pages) 54 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

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

Human Cloning: A technology that replaces Humanity

Dolly became the world's most famous lamb because she was the first of her kind.Cloning is an exact genetic copy of a living thing. The genetic makeup of the clone is the same as the genetic makeup of ... , a problem with the use of cloning on a large-scale basis is that cloning would cause a decline in genetic diversity. A decline in genetic diversity results in the immune system's inability to fight ...

(5 pages) 126 1 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology