Essays Tagged: "Genome"


scriptase by means of which DNA is produced using their RNA as a template and incorporated into the genome of infected cells and that include numerous tumorigenic viruses. During the 2000 year 5.3 mil ...

(3 pages) 101 0 4.1 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


xamplesViruses: Complex Molecules or Simple Life Forms?Viruses have been defined as 'entities whose genomes are elementsof nucleic acid that replicate inside living cells using the cellularsynthetic m ... e cellularsynthetic machinery, and cause the synthesis of specialised elements thatcan transfer the genome to other cells.' They are stationaryand are unableto grow. Because of all these factors, it i ...

(3 pages) 85 0 4.6 Apr/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Bacterial Cell Replication and cell changes/stages summarized.

replication, the bacterial cells simply increase their cell mass slightly, replicate their cellular genome (DNA) and several other cell components, and then each cell divides equally into two cells.Bi ... od of cell replication used principally by yeasts (single celled fungi). Following DNA replication (genome replication), unequal splitting of a cell occurs to form two cells. Part of the cell literall ...

(4 pages) 59 1 2.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Speech on different pathogens and the diseases they cause.

e diseases that these pathogens cause.Prions are infectious agents which do not have a nucleic acid genome. Prion diseases are often called spongiform encephalopathies (mad cows disease) because of th ...

(2 pages) 114 1 4.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Cloning Needs to Be Illegal This paper was written for the purpose of proving why a social issue must be changed.

xact copy of a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence. A clone is said to have all descendants of the genome derived asexually from a single individual. There are three different procedures of cloning: ...

(11 pages) 124 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Transgenic Animals

20 years ago, and was a giant mouse that had the gene for human growth hormone incorporated into itsgenome (genetic make-up). Since then transgenic rats, rabbits, sheep, cows, pigs, goats, chickens an ...

(7 pages) 47 0 4.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Transgenic species

IntroductionA transgenic species refers to an organism whose genome has been deliberately modified by the transfer of one or more genes from another organism. Th ... cteristics of a species through transgenic technology, its genotype must be changed artificially. A genome of transgenic species contains genes foreign genes not acquired as a result of natural select ...

(4 pages) 71 1 3.6 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Breast Cancer

festyle oriented, others are an integral part of ourselves, they are part of what makes us, us. The genome is a playground where anything can happen - mutation due to carcinogen, change due to genetic ... otein traps p53 so that it can not enter the DNA of a cell to suppress proliferation of the mutated genome. P53 is known as the "Guardian of the genome." It is a Tumor Suppressor gene: a gene whose pu ...

(9 pages) 73 0 4.0 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

In the essay written by Matt Ridley, "Genome", and "A clone is Born" by Gina Kolata argue contraversial issues about the use of genes and cloning.

Matt Ridley argues in his essay, "Genome" written in 1999, that there exists a genetic basis for language acquisition. The essay, "A C ... ata makes the write aware of the consequences and fears that can affect people's lives.In the essay Genome, Ridley opposes the idea that human behavior is determined by environmental factors; with it, ... Another essay that cooperates to the issues of instincts and language is written by Matt Ridley in "Genome." Both writes make clear points on the importance of how instinct has raised many questions. ...

(4 pages) 21 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Importance of fungi and their use in genomics

gus is known to be one of the pathogenic species that cause infection in humans. Progress on fungal genomes has been particularly limited at present, with only recent developments made for instance in ... mited at present, with only recent developments made for instance in 1996 the work published on the genome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Goffeau et al. 1996).As a result the dawn of a new genre in huma ...

(10 pages) 26 0 4.3 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Psychological Disorders: Nurture as Opposed to Nature

for perfection? For a long time people believed that psychological disorders could be traced to the genome. But a new study by Glen O. Gabbard, a distinguished professor of Psychoanalysis, concluded t ...

(3 pages) 62 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Genetically Modified Crops Position Essay

Genetically Modified (Gm) foods are genetically modified organisms (GMO) that have their genome altered through genetic engineering techniques. The plants have been produced by techniques i ...

(4 pages) 53 0 3.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

DNA History

s on genetic information of each cell, DNA. Scientists have been trying to trace each letter of the genome's biochemical code for the last decade. In the Washington Post article, For DNA, a Defining M ...

(3 pages) 37 0 5.0 May/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Effects Of Hormones On Plant Growth

ow at an increased rate when introduced to the growth hormone Giberellic acid which it lacks in its genome. I suggest the same for the wild type pea plants, but since they already have a growth hormon ... he same for the wild type pea plants, but since they already have a growth hormone present in their genome the growth will not be as drastic as that of its miniature counterpart. The plants were then ...

(7 pages) 9 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

Multiple Sclerosis

Research has provided people with some answers when it came to gene linkage and DNA. In a 2-stage genome screen, two principle regions of linkage with Multiple Sclerosis was found: 17q22 and 6p21, t ...

(2 pages) 14 0 3.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Infinite Possibilities If Mirrors Face

a slippery slope, that it's playing God, that everyone has an entitlement to a unique and exclusive genome (except identical twins?) or to an unknown genome, and so on and so on, etcetera, etcetera. N ...

(6 pages) 14 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

True Nature Of Prions

sis that the infectious agent causing these diseases consists only of protein, with no nucleic acid genome (all previously known pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses, contain nucleic acids which en ... rst, the researchers isolated and removed the piece of cellular genetic material present in a mouse genome responsible for the production of normal Prp protein. This was accomplished through the use o ...

(5 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


us to a practice of selecting them and their characteristics, either by cloning or by modifying the genome in vitro before implantation?" (Wheeler 14). But what of this scientific knowledge is not ful ...

(8 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Antiviral Drugs

rus causes disease--and which stages of the process might be vulnerable to attack. In 2001 the full genome of any virus can be sequenced within days, making it possible to spot that virus's weaknesses ... ng, DNA or RNA, is freed for copying and directing the production of proteins. Several that inhibit genome replication are nucleotide analogues, which resemble the building blocks of genes. The enzyme ...

(6 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Higher Cognitive Thinking and Evolution: MGC8902

cognitive function. This expression is controlled by the number of copies of MGC8902 in a specific genome (Bray, 2006). Therefore, the level of higher cognitive function is associated with the number ... is duplication, where a set of genes are not only copied but also replicated again in a copy of the genome. One explanation of duplication is unequal crossover during Metaphase I in Meiosis I. (Append ...

(4 pages) 15 0 4.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology