Essays Tagged: "desirable traits"

Eugenics Brief discussion of eugenics in America

oticed that most of these people were related some how and he concluded that intelligence and other desirable traits could be passed on through heredity. He also concluded that the number of people wi ... sertion after fertilization.It is the desire of all parents to pass on to their children health and desirable traits. If a method can be scientifically developed why not take advantage of it. Even tod ...

(3 pages) 114 0 4.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The benifits of cloning.

g is the changing of an organism's DNA, genetic material to eliminate unwanted traits or to produce desirable traits. The earliest form of genetic engineering dates back to the scientist Gregor Mendel ... k to the scientist Gregor Mendel who did experiments with peas. He bred only the peas with the most desirable traits in order to achieve a healthier and stronger pea (McCuen 8). This method, called se ...

(13 pages) 241 0 4.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

The Benefits and Risks of Transgenic Crops.

ible to precisely control various characteristic of crops, thus enabling as to modify crops to more desirable strains. Such control over the genetic traits of crops can bring about enormous economical ... ant ecological impacts and risks that may arise.(Byrne, P., 2000)The purpose of a cross is to bring desirable traits such as pest or drought resistance, increased yield, or better taste from parents i ...

(3 pages) 126 1 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology


mpounds. After this process, the biodiesel acts very much like petroleum diesel, but with much more desirable traits.2. How does it effect the environment?It is much kinder on the environment than pet ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Support of Eugenics Using Darwinian Principles

itate natural selection. Eugenicists wanted to increase the reproductive output of individuals with desirable traits, while minimizing the number of offspring from individuals with undesirable traits. ... the societal rejection of “representative of criminals, and other whom it(society) rates as undesirable” (2) were deemed necessary. In other words, the selective standards were based on est ...

(6 pages) 30 0 4.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Genetically Engineered Food

hey please (Jones, 2005). Scientists can strengthen the tasty parts of any food or weaken the least desirable part of any food. Some of the desirable traits that they can affect would for example be p ...

(4 pages) 31 0 3.7 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

Plants And Seeds Of Hybrid Corn Variety

cultures thereof.2. Description of Related ArtThe goal of field crop breeding is to combine various desirable traits in a single variety/hybrid. Such desirable traits include greater yield, better sta ... ing programs is to develop corn hybrids that are based on stable inbred plants and have one or more desirable characteristics. To accomplish this goal, the corn breeder must select and develop superio ...

(53 pages) 44 0 5.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

Genetically Modified Plants; Should Their Use Be Continued or Not? The Pro's and Con's.

y humans. This is done through the cross breeding of two selected creatures that both have a set of desirable traits, to result in progeny that have an above average combination of the desired charact ...

(5 pages) 19 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Are Modern Humans Still Evolving? A research paper on the relevancy of Darwin's age-old theory.

ffspring (Darwin, 1859). As this process of natural selection occurred for millions of years, these desirable traits that were once only prevalent in a few individual animals became common traits for ...

(7 pages) 29 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

Eugenics movement

ement that is centered on improving the genetic make-up of the human population by getting rid of undesirable genes carried by individuals. Eugenics is a word of Greek origin that is made up of the wo ... adaptive mechanism to the ever-changing environment.The stronger species survived by passing on the desirable traits on to their progeny; however, the species that couldn't adapt and their genetic cod ...

(17 pages) 9 0 0.0 Mar/2012

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History