Essays Tagged: "Human genome"

Genetic Altering: The Power to Change a Life.

media and left many wondering what was next. The knowledge gained from decoding and identifying the Human Genome has raised many morally complex questions for scientists to answer. It has placed in th ... scientists to answer. It has placed in their hands a great deal of power, the ability to manipulate human genes and, therefore, ultimately alter the human race of the future. Like most discoveries, th ...

(3 pages) 53 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

The Fragile X syndrome and Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) disease comparation

The human genome is split into 23 pair's chromosomes (DNA), which are coiled in a spiral ladder type thr ... type through nucleotide hydrogen bases (cytosine-c, guanine-g, thymine-t, adenine-a) (fig1 below). Human cells have 46 chromosomes (fig 2 below) - 22 pairs of autosomes chromosomes 1 to 22 and two se ... l RNA-binding nuclear protein that interacts with the fragile X mental retardation (FMR1) protein." Human Molecular Genetics 8(13): 2557-66.2.Beresford, R. G.; Tatlidil, C.; Riddell, D. C.; Welch, J. ...

(14 pages) 88 3 2.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Distributed Computing (Not Peer to Peer or P2P)

Computing's accomplishments include making voice over IP possible telephony(Skype) and decoding the human genome(DOE). Tasks currently preformed using this technology is looking for the cure of cancer ... Skype".Retrieved (January 9, 2004). fromhttp://skype.comDepartment of Energy. (February 15, 2001). "Human Genome Research"Retrieved (January 9, 2004). from ...

(1 pages) 78 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Internet and networking


specific. The way life is viewed now is significantly different then it was seventy years ago. The human genome was uncovered. From the beginning of time to the present and in the future, genetics wi ... treatment for the gene defect itself. Recently,most of the growth in understanding the genetics of human disease has involved comparatively odd illnesses, such as cystic fibrosis or Duchenne muscular ...

(6 pages) 120 0 1.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Gene Alteration

to children's hospitals.In the U.S. and Europe, there are exciting new programs to 'map' the entire human genome - all of our genes. This work will enable scientists and doctors to understand the gene ... k will enable scientists and doctors to understand the genes that control all diseases to which the human race is prone, and hopefully develop new therapies to treat and predict diseases.Diseases of G ...

(12 pages) 67 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Genetic Testing and Cloning: Is Technology Ahead of the Law?

Introduction.Between the ongoing decoding of the human genome, the cloning of Dolly the sheep, and the increasing promise of stem cell research (whic ... able to truly appreciate differences in appearance, intellectual abilities, and other variations of humanity. There does indeed exist a tremendous potential for people to, at some point in the not-so- ... derstanding into question in 1997.In response, the U.S. government clamped down upon the cloning of human beings. However, Kaveny notes that it did not go so far as to outlaw all similar uses of repro ...

(15 pages) 120 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

"The Singularity is Near": Technology and the changes to the Human Condition.

of three related fields of innovation. Genetics, nano-technology, and robotics. (Kurzweil, 205) The human genome is only about 800 million uncompressed bytes which really isn't all that much compared ... ed data, "smaller than Microsoft Word." The argument has never been that computers are smarter than humans, but that they can process instructions more efficiently.His thoughts are that if we can crac ...

(6 pages) 62 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Final Solution (about genetic alteration of embryos).

ious, Analects II.16.Shouldn't we set to work on a different strand? After all, the old strand, the human double-helix DNA strand, is fraught with imperfections. The average "healthy" person is the po ... ch as sickle-cell anemia develop in the presence of only one defective gene.With the mapping of the human genome, modern medical science has opened up to us a new universe full of possibilities. We no ...

(9 pages) 57 1 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Genetic engineering: a great moral dilemma of our time

mbinant DNA technology can be applied to speed up working out the sequences of all the genes in the human genome. Once these sequences are known together with the mutations which cause or predispose t ... the go ahead, cloning could almost immediately be used in conjunction with GM to create artificial human cell lines from embryonic tissue (stem cells) that could be used for transplantation (e.g. in ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The Continuous Evolution of Humans

It has been clear to some researchers that humans are still evolving. Within the last 5,000 to 15,000 years, studies have shown that the genes ... olving. Within the last 5,000 to 15,000 years, studies have shown that the genes in many regions of human genome have been shaped by natural selection. Many paleontologists are trying to show that evo ... equencies over time, which means that over generations, there will be changes in the gene pool, and humans experiences those changes as much as any other organisms. Some people live and some people di ...

(2 pages) 64 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Ethics of Genetic Engineering and "Designer Babies"

azing progress, with the exploration of infinitesimally small worlds like the inner workings of the human genome. It is when science approaches the very building blocks of life that it comes dangerous ... l. As medical technology advances and opens new windows into bioengineering the genes of developing human embryos, governments across the world must strive to create and protect good legislation that ...

(6 pages) 98 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Gene-therapy: How will it Change the Future of Genetic Disorders

us who [we] are" ("First"). On Monday, 26 June 2000, the researchers announced that the map of the human genome was complete.On 26 June 2000 the news of the completion of the human genome was on all ... s called a mutation. Mutations occurring in this manner are seldom for the better. Fortunately, the human body contains cells that police the genes and correct most damage they encounter. Mutations ar ...

(9 pages) 69 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

The Human Genome Project

The Human Genome Project The Human Genome Project started in 1990 and is supposed to last 13 years. The ... The project is made happen by the United States government and the National Institute of Health.The Human Genome Project is an extremely large project whose main goal is to construct genetic and physi ... ject is an extremely large project whose main goal is to construct genetic and physical maps of the human genome system, which has approximately 30,000 genes. Another goal is to determine the 3 billio ...

(1 pages) 15 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

DNA And Society

ife to continue. DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid has been identified in all forms of life. Within the human genome, are the codes for manufacturing proteins, which carry out the necessary tasks to ensur ... epends on the levels of HDL, the good cholesterol, being present in higher levels is better. In the human body, a gene called ap0-A1 makes a major piece of HDL. In mice, it's possible to acquire basic ...

(4 pages) 55 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


scientists have found the biggest scientific advance in history. Scientists have finally found the human genome, after 47 years of of researching DNA. The genome is the set of instructions that defin ... covery. Clinton has said that it is "one of the most important, most wondrous maps ever produced by humankind." The Human Genome Project and the Celera Corporation solved this discovery within 2 ...

(1 pages) 510 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Human Genome Project

Human Genome Project I have been interested in the human genome project since my grandmother ... would make such a drastic change but it has.Ten years ago there was little interest in decoding the human genome and if you had mentioned the phrase randomly on the street you would have received a bl ... se pace to be the first. Which why they are able to say at this point in time they have decoded the human genome (mostly).Now that they have accomplished their goal, they have to face the realities of ...

(2 pages) 3 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


ld's third largest company, with a budget large enough to fund the estimated cost of sequencing the human genome. Its capitalization would have been larger than the annual gross national product of so ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Dangers of Human Cloning

Some may think human cloning is a good thing; however, I believe these individuals are uninformed on the many dange ... I believe these individuals are uninformed on the many dangers of cloning. Cloning, none the less, human cloning has yet to be perfected. This has been proven by physicians from the American Medical ... iation for the Advancement of Science. They have issued public statements strongly advising against human cloning. Currently, the U.S. Congress is reviewing the passage of legislation that could make ...

(4 pages) 49 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

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

AbstractEvolution has occurred in humans for millions of years; however, in a modern society many scientists and evolutionists are now ... ther or not it is still occurring, and if it follows the same rules. With all of the new technology humans have created, some experts believe that humans have essentially conquered nature, and no furt ... maintain that a rapidly changing society, as well as a rapidly increasing population is causing the human genome to play catch up.Are Modern Humans Still Evolving?In the year eighteen fifty-nine, Char ...

(7 pages) 29 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

Culture and Genetics Relationship

sical genetic mapping. Further, molecularizing the gene eventually led to the recent mapping of the human genome; but again the connections are far from direct. Classical mapping was superseded in the ... a continuation of classical genetics, but from another horizon, from the world of animal models and human genetics, typical of postwar biomedicine.( Thomas, 2000)Maps, for those who know to read them ...

(4 pages) 8 0 0.0 Dec/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology