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How to Get Rid of Cellulite in a Safe and Easy Way - ... Estrogen is one form of hormones that are prominent in female human species but an excess on such promotes cellulite formation and exacerbation. Other chemicals that contribute to cellulite appearance are insulin, catecholamines, thyroid hormones, prolactin, adrenaline and noradrenaline. To males on the other hand, cellulites are less common but it may develop when one has androgen deficiency like with those disorders of Klinefelter’s syndrome, postcastration, hypogonadism, and men under estrogen therapy for prostate cancer....   [tags: body, cellulite, hormones, genetics] 983 words
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The Altruistic Personality: A Review of Research and “Real Life” Experience - Introduction People are constantly growing and changing from the moment they’re born until the moment they die. Yet, some researchers believe that the personality is the one thing about a person that does not change over time. Genetics and environment equally contribute to the development of the personality. This is shown through the nature/nurture principle. The way a person behaves towards others, and reacts towards the world around them is determined by that person’s individual personality. No two personalities are alike....   [tags: Personality, Environment, Genetics]
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How the US introduced Eugenics to the World - Eugenics is defined as human improvement by genetic means to improve the hereditary qualities of a race or breed and it was coined by Francis Galton in 1869. Throughout history, the World has borne witness to such atrocities as genocide, where the roots of these movements have been to eliminate the undesirables to allow the “strongest” and “purest” an opportunity to thrive and exist. Many would believe that the eugenics movement first started in Europe when the Nazi’s tried to eradicate Jews, Gays, Gypsy’s or anyone else they deemed not a part of the master race dreamed up by Hitler....   [tags: sterilization, genetics, Germany, race]
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Biological, Social and Psychological Causes of Schizophrenia - ... A person with a family history of schizophrenia has a 10% chance of passing it down, and somebody else suffering from it. A family that does not have any history has less than a 1% chance of passing it down. Studies have also suggested that prenatal difficulties and complications have had a big influence on the development of schizophrenia. Throughout our bodies we have billions of nerve cells. Each nerve cell has to send and receive messages from other nerve cells throughout the brain and the rest the body....   [tags: genetics, brain, hallucinating] 562 words
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder from the Biological Perspective - ... Tourette’s disorder is a disorder, which causes a person to make repetitive movements and sounds that they cannot control. Preparedness theory of phobia is a concept developed to explain why specific connections to objects are learned. Our evolutionary history has influenced the motivation that people are most likely to come to fear. People seem evolutionary prepared to quickly link specific objects - such as snakes, spiders, water, and enclosed spaces - with terrifying and unpleasant events....   [tags: genetics, biochemical and brain structure] 808 words
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Nature vs Nurture: Twin Studies and Adoption - The nature- nurture debate has many different case studies, which often questions environmental and hereditary aspects of the nature- nurture debate. A tangent which is focused on in this essay is how the case studies of schizophrenia and IQ, specifically affect twin and adoption studies. This essay will firstly, give a brief outline of the nature-nurture debate and the definitions of twin and adoption studies. Secondly, it will illustrate two main case studies, which are IQ and Schizophrenia studies....   [tags: Genetics vs Environment]
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A Brief History of Autism Spectrum Disorder - ... People with Autism are presented with difficulties with social interactions, in particular, establishing and maintaining relationships. There is a lack of responsiveness to non-verbal forms of communications, like facial expressions, physical gestures and eye contact. Often, they are unable to fully express needs due to being unable to interpret and understand others needs. These lack of social interactions effect their ability to share others interests and activities, which gives the appearance that they are socially distant....   [tags: genetics, communication, behaviours] 1573 words
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Why has Childhood Obesity Become a Paramount Problem in the United States? - ... The television has also been linked to childhood obesity. Tom Robinson from the Division of General Pediatrics and Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention uses an experiment to show the positive correlation between the two factors: Finally, one school-based, experimental study was designed specifically to test directly the causal relationship between television viewing behaviors and body fatness. The results of this randomized, controlled trial provide evidence that television viewing is a cause of increased body fatness and that reducing television viewing is a promising strategy for preventing childhood obesity....   [tags: genetics, diet, activity] 1600 words
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The 8 Most Important Dos and Don'ts for People Facing Hair Loss - ... http://uk.askmen.com/fashion/fashiontip_500/549_hair-loss-dos-donts.html 2. Don’t cover up with a cap If you’re thinking of covering up your hair loss issues with a cap, don’t. Hats are in direct contact with your hair and increase the stress your hair experiences to cause hair loss. Any kind of stress on your hair like combing, pushing your hair back or tying a tight ponytail can lead to hair loss. Reducing stress on your hair will definitely help with combating hair loss. 3. Don’t overheat your hair Heat can easily burn and damage your hair, thus preventing healthy hair growth....   [tags: genetics, aging, hormonal imbalance] 555 words
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Conversion of a Physical Biology Lab to an Online Virtual Lab - The core curriculum of biology courses at the college level typically includes a lab component. Availability of biology courses, and their accompanying lab, can often be limited due to a shortage of the resources required to offer the lab. These resources include faculty time, laboratory supplies for the physical lab, laboratory facilities, and safety/training resources for lab technicians. Due to these limitations, the number of students that are able to enroll in hands-on lab training fails to meet demand....   [tags: technology, simulation, genetics]
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The Eugenics Movement for Criminality - ... Although Laughlin’s experiment had many statistical flaws and led to invalidated conclusions that led to immoral sterilization of criminals, many eugenicists found compelling evidence for the link between genetics and criminal behavior. Scientists were not naïve to the environmental effects on criminal behavior. In 1928, Charles B. Davenport wrote an article titled “Crime, Heredity, and Environment,” in which he recognized that the rules and regulations of one’s environment change over time....   [tags: genetics, violence, psychopathy] 569 words
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Designer Babies are Just the Beginning - ... That is very bad that the extra DNA might be causing things like that but it was only the first test so there should be better results. The strongest argument against designer babies is, “Should parents be allowed to create their babies since designer babies could potentially irreversibly alter the human species (Steere). By most people having one hair color or eye color they can make that a recessive. Although it is true that they can irreversibly alter the human species, they can also save many people from dying and from having serious diseases that may cause the person to have surgery or many other very expensive treatments....   [tags: genetics, disease, embryo]
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The Risk Factors of Osteoarthritis - ... Human genetic studies focusing on the identification of important molecular pathways associated with the development of OA pathological changes may help to unravel the mechanisms responsible for the appearance of joint damage and its progression. OA is generally recognized as a complex multi-factor disease that has mostly small and modest effect susceptibility loci (Reynard et al., 2012). Over the past decade efforts have been focused on the search for loci that predispose to OA. The following approaches most often have been attempts to provide insight into the complexity of OA genetics: genetic linkage studies (LA), genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and candidate gene studies....   [tags: genetics, studies, joints] 1211 words
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Australopithecines Vs. Homo - Genetic evidence sheds considerable light on the origins of the hominid lineage. An increasing body of fossil data helps us to understand where and when hominids came into existence. The first signs of hominid evolution are the morphological changes associated with bipedality, a locomotor pattern that offered fitness, advantages in a new environment. However, other behaviors remained similar to those of nonhuman primates. Dramatic progress came with the evolution of Homo erectus, who exhibited more "human" morphology and life ways....   [tags: Genetics] 1486 words
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Overview of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - In Aldous Huxley's self-created dystopian society, controlled by biotechnology, genetics are edited to perfection and babies are manufactured in bottles through Ectogenesis1. After visiting America in the Roaring Thirties, Huxley admired the confidence, vitality, and "generous extravagance" he found in American life and the American people. However, he began to see the destructive spiral that Totalitarianism had on society, especially with his experiences in Italy under the reign of fascist leader Benito Mussolini (Barron's Educational Series)....   [tags: genetics, biotechnology, conditioning]
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Klotho, Secret Ingredient for Intelligence? - ... Klotho is also known as the anti-aging gene. The original tests for this hormone were to try and prove that the hormone would delay mental decline. What researchers discovered was that the hormone had no effect on mental decline but instead proved to alter cognitive function positively. They studied 220 participants between the ages 52 to 85 in order to see the effect of klotho on ageing. (Hamilton 2014). People with a higher amount of the hormone scored higher on tests over their lifetime. An increased production of this hormone has proven to show significance in the cognitive function of the people involved in the study....   [tags: Intelligence, Hormones, Culture, Genetics]
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Causes and Treatments of Obesity - ... Genetics have a role in affecting the hormones that are responsible for regulating fat. For example, genetics can lead to a deficiency in the leptin. Leptin is a hormone that is produced in the placenta and fat cells, which monitors the weight by sending messages to the brain to eat less when body fat stores are too high. If the body doesn’t produce enough leptin, this control is lost, and obesity occurs. • Lifestyle: Inactive lifestyle with eating a lot contributes to obesity. Some of the inactive lifestyle that the majority of us do in their daily life are: I. Unhealthy diet: Eating a food that has high amount of calories, drinking drinks that have high calories, and eating oversized...   [tags: genetics, lifestyle, symptoms, statistic] 1328 words
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Chimpanzee Vs. Human - Do chimpanzees exert human-like qualities. In the essay "Selections from Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe," Jane Goodall explains her studies of the chimpanzees and their human-like qualities. The scientific community does not believe that chimpanzees are like humans in any way. Goodall wants to prove that chimpanzees are more than just a mindless non-human animal; in fact, she believes that chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to humans and that they are a window to the truth that can never be fully revealed....   [tags: Genetics] 536 words
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Description and Analysis of Pharmacogenomics - Pharmacogenomics is the study of variation of humans genomes and how they are affected by a response to medications, due to heredity, that would be tailor-made to adapt to a person or population genetic make up to lessen drug caused morbidity. Pharmacogenetics, which is an older term, was constructed from the words pharmacology and genetics, which now indicates the intersections of pharmaceuticals and genetics. The vision of pharmacogenomics offer a safer and more effective drugs, where more persons and populations use drug therapies which will increase he influence of drug-development clinical trials and products used in clinical practice....   [tags: drug discovery, genetics, pharmacogenomics]
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An Overview of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a disease of the female reproductive system, involving the development of multiple cysts covering the ovaries. PCOS impedes normal hormone function, as well as disrupt production processes. According to Esther Eisenberg, “Between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 women of childbearing age have PCOS”. Signs of the disease begin to show during adolescents, or late into young adulthood/childbearing age. Some researchers believe that polycystic ovary syndrome can occur even before a woman has entered adolescents....   [tags: reproductive system, infertility, genetics]
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Bad Cholesterol Leads to Bad Health - ... If a clot gets inside a blood vessel connected to a major organ this could cause the person to die. The heart is fed by the coronary artery, if plaque or a blood clot blocks off blood flow to the heart, the heart doesn’t receive the oxygen it needs and lifelong damage to the cells inside the heart may occur, this is known as coronary artery disease or CAD. A heart attack can also be a result of an aneurysm bursting inside the coronary artery, in an incident like this the blood flows out instead of through the artery, once again leaving the heart starved for oxygen....   [tags: blood pressure, genetics, cancer] 688 words
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Introduction In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this is the most exciting era regarding medical genetics, where programs based on genetic counseling are widely spread amongst the region. Concerned about the fact that conceiving a genetically defected child in the Kingdom has become a common case amongst many families; many have shown interest towards this subject and has accepted genetic counseling the best and the most accurate method to detect genetic defects in premarital and prenatal stages. Amongst the most common characteristics of Arab societies, which have various effects on the genetic sequence of the people within the Arabic region, are the early marriages, intermarriage, and the con...   [tags: genetics, health, technology]
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The Deepest Depths of Schadenfreude - As boldly stated by Alfred Pennyworth in The Dark Knight, “Some men just want to watch the world burn.” They find pleasure in others’ pain and misfortune. In Shakespeare’ Othello, Iago portrays this exact character type. Whether a result of nature, nurture, or jealousy, Iago bases his actions solely in an effort to destroy Othello. Countless scientists and philosophers have, for years, debated the argument between whether nature or nurture determines how a person acts. From Freud, to Charles Darwin, to even Shakespeare himself, the debate has continued for centuries....   [tags: Othello's Iago, Genetics, Manipulation]
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Nature vs Nurture Theory: Alcoholism - ... It is believed that the more you enjoy the experience of alcohol, the more you will drink and possible develop alcoholism. Well, Asians with this gene are less likely to develop alcoholism due to the fact that they won't drink as much alcohol since it isn't enjoyable. On the other hand, another study implies that there is a gene that makes alcohol more enjoyable and pleasant. Basically how this gene works is that it enhances the feeling of pleasure to move quickly in a certain part of the brain....   [tags: psychology, genetics, hereditary] 704 words
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Nature versus Nurture Debate - ... Altruism is also present in human infants. These infants have not been taught any social guidelines. They selflessly help other humans anyway, like with assisting in tasks like opening doors. This proves the experience theory wrong, since the infants have no experience of learning how to be selfless. Finally, scientists working in twin studies also found with their results that altruism is not learned, but genetic. Identical twins share 100% of genes, while fraternal twins share 50% of genes....   [tags: genetics versus environment] 775 words
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The Causes of Mental Disorders - ... In addition, one in seventeen Americans lives with serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia, major depression, or bipolar disorder, (National Alliance of Mental Illness, 2013). The causes of mental disorders can stem from genetics and family history, life experience, traumatic brain injury, or use of illegal drugs and substances. This population is significant because only 25% of these people receive help for their illness in any part of the health care system and majority of these persons do not receive any specialty mental health care, (National Alliance of Mental Illness, 2013)....   [tags: genetics, discrimination, health care] 577 words
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Cloning and Human Cloning - Would you like to clone an exact replica of someone you admire or love. According to the author Alice Park in the article “Scientists Report First Success in Cloning Human Stem Cells,” scientists are successful in making embryonic stem cell lines from human skin cells. Alice goes on to say that human stem cells can develop into muscle, nerves, or other cells that make up the body’s tissues. The definition of cloning is the creation of a living organism that has exact copy of genetic materials from the other (Learn Genetics)....   [tags: Genetics, Science, Ethics]
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Down Syndrome Chromosome Twenty One - Down Syndrome Chromosome Twenty One Down syndrome affects one out of 700 children born in the United States. A chromosomal disorder associated with the twenty first chromosome pair, brings a lifetime of challenges to the affected person. Down syndrome is associated with intellectual disability, a characteristic facial appearance and reduced muscle tone during infancy as stated by Genetics Home Reference (2013). There are three different scenarios in which Down syndrome can occur. Down syndrome typically occurs as the result of having an extra twenty first chromosome....   [tags: genetics, trisomy 21]
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Evolutionary History of a Tiger - ... The probability of tigers living in these classes was determined by dividing the total number of cells containing tigers in each class by the total number of cells in each class. Each variable was totaled independently then combined and mapped (Kitchener and Dugmore 1999). The statistical data for the HTP model indicate that there is a high probability that tigers would live in habitats with an annual precipitation greater than 400 mm/year, at an altitude below 4,000 meters, and in temperate/tropical forest vegetation classes....   [tags: phylogeography, biogeography and genetics] 2237 words
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A Gene for Alcoholism - ... We often underestimate the power media has over us, but the truth is, media has transformed our society, and it has changed our perspective over many topics, such as alcoholism. In a recent study it was found that for each extra hour of watching TV, the risk of starting drinking during a period of 18 months increased by 9% (Anderson, Escobar). If, lets say, a 15-year-old boy who watches a commercial about Budweiser which “defines drunkenness as ‘having too much of a good time’” (Kilbourne), then it is likely that in the next party or event he goes to, he is going to copy the behavior he saw in the commercial thinking that there will not be any mayor consequences....   [tags: disease, factor, genetics]
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Genetic Screening - Genetic Screening Genetic screening techniques are coming of age and the controversy that surrounds them is growing by the minute. The definition of genetic screenings is as follows: a systematic search for persons with a specific genotype. These tests that look into the essence of humanity, will allow scientist and physicians the opportunity and ability to alter the human genotype for better or worse. Genetic advancements will bring controversy at every milestone. Genetic Screening usually takes place when an individu al or group shows risk for a disease or trait....   [tags: Science Genetics Papers]
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Genetic Testing - Genetic Testing Genetic screening uses a variety of laboratory procedures to find out if a person has a genetic condition or disorder or is likely to develop a disease based on his or her genetic makeup. Individuals may wish to be tested if the family shows a history of one specific disease such as Huntington's Disease or breast cancer, if they show symptoms of a genetic disorder which could be improved by early diagnosis, or if they are planning a family and are concerned about the possibility of passing on a genetic trait to their offspring....   [tags: Genetics Disorders Diseases Papers]
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The Human Genome Project - Introduction: Since the human genome has been found, the genetics of animals have undergone continuous study in order to find the mechanism for replication. By studying the genes of organisms that can replicate, for example mice and salamanders, the process of replication is understood, together with the specific genes that enables this ability. This brings about the question whether or not humans can be altered genetically in order to enable the viability for human limb regeneration, due to the research completed on animals....   [tags: dna, organisms, genetics] 2233 words
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Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle - ... Everyone's genes are different, so the way everyone body works are altered. The way fat is distributed and the amount of body fat that a body stores can be determined by a person's genes. A person who works out all the time might have a hard time losing fat at a certain place. People do not really have control since it is related to genetics. “Genetics may also play a role in how efficiently your body converts food into energy and how your body burns calories during exercises” (“Diseases and”)....   [tags: obesity, genetics, diet] 1224 words
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Sandhoff’s Disease> Tay Sachs - ... It can be diagnosed through a blood DNA sample; thus, it detects mutations of the Hex A and Hex B genes. This disease can also be diagnosed before birth using chorionic villus sampling (CVS). It is available when both members of a couple are carriers. These tests can also be used to screen if you are a carrier of the disorder. Although there is no cure for Sandhoff, there is treatment. These are used to manage symptoms and pro-long life expectancy.” Supportive treatment includes proper nutrition and hydration and keeping the airway open....   [tags: Genetics, Brain, Disorder]
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Do Your Genes Make You a Criminal? - Are genetic factors more likely to make one person perform violent acts. Many doctors and researchers in the field of genetics have searched for a answer to this question. During 1989-93 one such researcher named Dr. Sullivan found some interesting points about genetics and crime. Sullivan while working for the Bush administration’s secretary of health and human services during 1989-1993 was appalled by the epidemic of violent crimes he saw taking place in American cities. According to Dr. Sullivan, "more than 26,000 Americans were murdered, and six million violent crimes were committed with young men and minorities falling victim most frequently"....   [tags: Genetics and Crime]
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Theories of Autism Causes - ... Vaccinations are supposed to prevent disease not cause them; therefore they can’t be a cause of autism. Some parents believe if they do not get their children vaccinated, they will prevent autism. But that’s not true. “Children who are not vaccinated do not have lower rates of autism spectrum disorder “(helpguide). Some parents get so paranoid that they investigate every little substances and/or chemicals in vaccines. But the problem is they are not going to find anything due to the fact that vaccines help people, not hurt them....   [tags: vaccines, thimerosal, genetics] 1913 words
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Biotechnology a New Beginning - The world of biology and technology has been getting blurred more and more throughout the years. Undoubtedly you have asked someone the question why you look the way you do. There are also billions of dollars spent each and every week where people are trying to change the ways we look. Science might hold the answers to the question as to how people will be able to change their looks or much more. The key to everything is all in our genetic makeup. All of our features come down to our genetics. More than just our physical appearance these genes, our intelligence, tempers as well as all the hereditary diseases we have or will likely develop within our lifetimes....   [tags: biology, dna discovery, genetics]
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Obesity Public Health Problem - Public Health Problem Obesity in the US has become a critical Public Health issue that has raised concerns throughout the nation. An estimate 97 million adults and 12.5 million children in America are obese, causing more than 160,000 “excess” deaths a year (CDC). Obesity is defined as a medical condition where there persists a high excess of body fat, enough to cause serious health issues. Through a biological view, obesity is an energy balance problem. Extra energy is stored as body fat when the energy consumption surpasses the energy expenditure....   [tags: body fat, lifestyle, genetics]
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Animal Production System- Beef - Gom2@aber.ac.uk. 58% ANIMAL PRODUCTION SYSTEM BEEF ASSIGNMENT: RD23420 This assignment is my own work, presented in my own words, ALL sources of information have been cited and any direct quotations are contained within quotation marks. Production from an autumn calving herd of Limousin x Friesian cows that were mated to Charolais bulls. TRAIT BIRTH WEIGHT JUNE WEIGHT Average-D-Gain Sire 1 Female 38 239.2 0.85 Sire 2 Female 48 204.1 1.54 Sire 3 Female 39 286.1 1.12 TRAIT BIRTH WEIGHT JUNE WEIGHT Average-D-Gain Sire 1 Male 39 255.8 0.98 Sire 2 Male 43 219.7 0.77 Sire 3 Male 38 362.2 1.29 The change of climate and weather .The heredity and genetics of breed can be carried wit...   [tags: Heredity, Genetics, Dairy, Supplements]
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Cloning for the Greater Good - Cloning for the Greater Good Many advances in science continue to bring possibilities and hope to people around the world. The possibility of therapeutic cloning and embryonic stem cell research not only brings hope to people with diseases but also brings fear to many when the thought of clones walking the earth comes to mind. Therapeutic cloning is an advanced procedure also known as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) where DNA is removed from an egg and replaced with DNA from a somatic cell....   [tags: Genetics]
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Obesity: Facing the Facts - ... Most obesity, however, perhaps results from complex interactions among multiple genes and environmental factors that remain poorly understood (multifactorial obesity) (CDC.GOV).There are people who are fat because they carry genetically obese genes. In other words, they inherited it from their fore fathers (family). These type of genes can affect how they break down food or store fats. This does not indicate that they are destined to be obese, but they are at high risk of obesity and thus have to work harder to maintain a healthy weight....   [tags: genetics, unhealthy habits, overweight] 783 words
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Genetic Algorithms - Abstract Genetic algorithms are a randomized search method based on the biological model of evolution through mating and mutation. In the classic genetic algorithm, problem solutions are encoded into bit strings which are tested for fitness, then the best bit strings are combined to form new solutions using methods which mimic the Darwinian process of "survival of the fittest" and the exchange of DNA which occurs during mating in biological systems. The programming of genetic algorithms involves little more than bit manipulation and scoring the quality of solutions....   [tags: Biology Genetics]
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Ancestry, Creation and Science - ... He could convey messages of warning, love, and new ideas to others. Man not only chatted with others, he began carrying on conversations with himself (my most productive ones). He thought in language. According to good, ol’ Webster’s, “instinct is an unlearned, innate, intuitive behavior that instructs a species to perform specific behaviors without thinking or planning.” The majority of psychologists believe that humans have out-evolved instinctual behaviors. Behaviors in humans that were once considered instinctual are now considered reflexes or drives....   [tags: DNA, Genetics, Physics] 2572 words
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Case Study: Social Structure - ... We all take pride in what we do, and know that we are stronger as a group if we work to keep each other sharp, educated and accountable for what we know, and what we have yet to learn. We sharpen one another, as iron sharpens iron. We do not judge each other for what we haven’t experienced, but we share our experiences so that we might learn from one another, and correct each other when one of us makes a mistake. By being surrounded by others who take their knowledge seriously, we make ourselves stronger by holding each other up when necessary....   [tags: primary groups, psychology, genetics]
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Ductal Carcinoma In Situ - Genetics DCIS have neoplastic cells which proliferate within the ducts. The duct is bound by the basement membrane along with a rim of myoepithelial cells which are on the lumen of the basement membrane. Unlike normal breast ducts which are composed of a single epithelial layer, the lesions of DCIS has multiple layers of cells that increase into to lumen. Blood vessels, lymphatics, immune cells, and lymphatics either promotes or suppress malignant progenitor cells which may rise inside the mass of cells multiplying in the ducts plays a role in carcinogenesis....   [tags: genetics, breast cancer]
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The Signs of Autism - ... Many new discoveries and changes for the autism world have occurred since the 1940’s. Currently, forms of therapies and medications are the main ways that autism is treated. (“History of Autism”) The signs for autism are very distinctive and are usually caught at an early age, although, differences exist in the signs between males and females. Autism has a wide range of severity and may go unrecognized, especially in children with milder cases. A female with autism may live her whole life not knowing that she has autism or will find out in her later adulthood....   [tags: social impairment, genetics] 999 words
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Cons And Pros Of Cloning - When most people think of cloning, they think of a scientist that uses DNA to make an exact replica of someone . Cloning is a lot more complicated and more controversial than that . According to the American Heritage Dictionary Cloning is defined as “A group of cells, or organism that is descended from and genetically identical to a common ancestor , such as a bacterial colony whose members arose from a single original cell . Ever since August,1,2001 Cloning had been banned .Cloning was banned for many different reasons, such as: any person can obtain extreme power, cloning defects and mutations for example a headless baby that was cloned, Ethical and religious reasons why cloning should be...   [tags: Genetics Ethics] 1986 words
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Diabetes and Native Americans: A Cultural Epidemic - A major problem facing people of the United States is the increase in diabetes rates, with some of the highest rates fall upon people of Native American origin. Food, language, and traditions are three big components that define the Native American culture, but could alterations to the very components that define these indigenous people also be contributing to their demise. Many factors have contributed to the declining health of Native Americans, but most notably, changes in eating habits and inactive lifestyles are the two of the main culprits leading to the high diabetes rates among the Native American population....   [tags: health, genetics]
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Tourette Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, and Genetics - Usually, the first symptoms of Tourette Syndrome are facial tics, commonly eye blinking. Other facial tics include nose twitching and grimaces. The next tic to appear will usually be some other minor motor tic such as foot stomping, head jerking, neck stretching, or body twisting and bending. Affected individuals may also have a vocal tic such as clearing their throat, coughing, grunting, sniffing, yelping, barking, or shouting. Few Tourette Syndrome patients also experience coperlalia-the uttering of inappropriate or obscene words or phrases....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 360 words
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What is Epigenetics? - If we imagine that most of us see our genetics as the smallest and most obscure aspect of our being, then epigenetics are an even more minute part of the genetics that make or break us. I picture epigenetics as being the particles that make up an atom. We envision atoms as the smallest possible particle, the one that makes up all matter, alive or dead. And yet, inside the atoms are even smaller particles—the protons, neutrons, and electrons. Although these particles make it no less or no more of an atom, they change the fundamental functioning of an atom, having control over whether it is stable or not....   [tags: atom, neutrons, genetics, dna]
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Statement of Purpose - ... The most important evidence that I cite to prove my qualifications as a worthy candidate is my academic background in college and undergraduate studies. During the three years of my senior high school studies I developed my curiosity in biology and achieved excellent results in my academic performance. My overall GPA ranked top 10 among 400 students in my grade and won me the scholarship from the king of Thailand for three years. With exceptional scholastic efforts, I applied for genetics and was admitted into Chulalongkorn University, the most prestigious university in Thailand....   [tags: genetics, education, disease] 1030 words
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Leber Congenital Amaurosis - ... This disease does not only affect the individual that has it, but also the family as well. The child with Leber Congenital Amaurosis needs a person to help them with certain things. When they are younger they need more assistance with things they do in their everyday life. As they get older they make adjustments and learn to deal with their disorder. As a they learn to adjust they can then go certain places within their home by themselves, because they become familiar with everything around them in the house and how to get around....   [tags: Causes, Genetics, Effects]
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Designer Babies: Disease Free or New Child - ... Still it brings the question of how much the doctors, parents, and possibly the government will allow the procedure to modify the unborn child. “Designer Babies” are becoming largely popular in the sense that designing babies can fix diseases and disorders, which is currently viewed as morally correct. In the sense that the procedure of designing babies should be allowed, most agree with only modifying the DNA that causes diseases or disorders (“Designer Babies” n.p.). Ridding a child of a disease or disorder would make them normal compared to other children and ridding an embryo of disease or disorder would eventually exterminate the defect....   [tags: Genetics Technology, Genetically Altering Fetuses]
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Personal Account of Being Obese - ... Starting with Genetics , now a person will turn obese if the parents or relatives are obese and genetics have to do with hormone discharges which affect fat regulation like one of the genetic cause of obesity is leptin deficiency. leptin is a hormone that is produced in fat cells. Leptin controls how much a person can weigh because it interferes with brain signals to eat more if the fats stored are low or to eat less when the fats stored are high, but how does it occur it occurs when the body doesn't produce the leptin needed or the correct signals to indicate to the brain when to eat more or when to eat less when this control is lost obesity occurs.That is one of the Diseases or problem...   [tags: diseases, genetics, occurs, causes, solutions] 1231 words
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What is Happiness? - ... As a result of a healthier heart and healthier lungs, one can avoid problematic health issues, such as heart disease and high blood pressure (Kluger A24-A29). Laughter is also very crucial in social settings, where it serves as a nonverbal form of communication, vital to many conversations between friends. A human being can experience much joy through social interactions with family members and friends. Additionally, laughing can improve one’s mood by lowering stress levels. All in all, laughing is not only a way of communication, but also a healthy activity....   [tags: emotion, human feelings, genetics]
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DNA in Forensics - ... They must always wear gloves, mask, and use disposable instruments. This help prevents the DNA being contaminated, to where it would not be useable. The collected samples must be bagged and label in envelopes but not plastic bags. Plastic Bags retain moisture that will damage DNA, another reason why DNA must be protected and label is that direst sunlight and weather condition may damage DNA. To further help protect the collect DNA, chain-of-custody is set up to transport collected evidence to be analyzed....   [tags: works, chromosomes, cell, genetics]
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Genetic Engineering - Genetic Engineering When we envision our future, we usually imagine a future free of disease and physical sickness, but have you ever wondered how a disease-free society will be accomplished. In the twenty-first century our world will be a very different place because of genetic manipulation and engineering. There are many pros and cons to this debate, but it is undeniable that the effects from the new revelations in the field of genetics are far-reaching and deep impacting. Genetic engineering is a radical new technology, one that breaks down fundamental barriers, not only between species, but also between humans, animals, and plants....   [tags: Genetics Science Food Agriculture Essays]
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Genetic Determinism - Genetic Determinism On Christmas Day in the year 2001, I gave birth to a healthy baby boy. When I looked into the brand-new face of my son I saw a beautiful mystery. I wondered what kind of man my boy would grow to be and what his life would be like. There are those in the scientific community who would argue that my son's path was already determined at the moment of his birth, that his fate could be deciphered from his genetic make-up. As a nurturing mother I know better. At two years old my son has developed a more diverse vocabulary than many children twice or even three times his age....   [tags: DNA Genetics Traits Essays Papers]
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The Huntington Disease - ... It is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases present in humans. The side effects include loss of neuron cells and function, causing a butterfly effect and introducing other difficulties and symptoms in the patients. Peoples affected by the disease see a slow progression of the disease, and since it does not have a cure as of now it ends in death.Before the 18th, people used to think that victims of Huntington’s disease were possessed and controlled by an evil spirit, in turn making them outcasts in the society that they lived in....   [tags: evil spirit, history, genetics] 600 words
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Are We a Product of Nature or Nurture? - ... The baby is interested in the rat and unafraid. Later, researchers again produce the rat and place it next to the baby, but this time the rat’s presence is accompanied by a loud which little Albert disgusted. This is repeated multiple times until the baby starts to cry and being afraid of the animal. In the baby’s mind, a picture of phobia is due because of the extremely noise that make him cry when he sees the rat. The fear extends to other furry things like a dog and a monkey, animals that previously provoked only mild interest....   [tags: blank slate theory, role of genetics] 1119 words
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Genetically Modified Babies - Some people wish they were born with blue eyes, others wished for blonde hair. The unique characteristics we are born with comes down to our DNA and genetics. According to Dictionary.com, “Genetically Modified” is a term described as “denoting or derived from an organism whose DNA has been altered for the purpose of improvement or correction of defects”. Scientists have been researching manipulating genes for some time now. Scientists could potentially alter babies before they are born to change their eye color, hair color and other attributes that would be ideal to the expecting parents....   [tags: dna, genetics, genes, scientists]
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Genetically Modified Foods - The history of biotechnology and genetically modified (GM) foods has a history of opposing sides. The two opposing sides argue on the ethical standpoint of the act of genetically modifying plants and animals. They also argue on the health problems that the foods may cause for people that eat it. Going towards the future, people question whether GM foods have a positive or negative effect on humans. GM foods cause many assorted viewpoints consisting of positive and negative effects based off of its recent history....   [tags: Genetics, Crops, Biotechnology]
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Advancements in Biotechnology - ... Medicine is by means of biotechnology practices so much in detecting and remedying disparate diseases. Biotechnology is recurrently pondered on the same with biomedical research; moreover, there are copious amounts of other industries, which take benefit of biotechnology method for studying, cloning, and varying genes. Society has become familiar to the thought of enzymes in our everyday lives, and many people are recognizable with the argument adjacent the use of GMOs (genetically modified organism) in our foods....   [tags: genetics, cloning, ethics ] 724 words
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Happiness and Relationships - ... A child may become resilient if the child has someone to support him and if the child has skills or talents to separate himself from everyone else (Gorman A52-A55). A person can live a lifestyle that can make the person happy or can make the person unhappy. One lifestyle that can make a person happy or unhappy is the person’s mental lifestyle which can also be explained as the person’s outlook. Happiness doesn’t come from a person having good things happen but a person having a positive outlook....   [tags: genetics, childhood, family, culture]
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The Effect of Prenatal Stress on Sexual Behavior of Male Rats - ... Method Participants The participants were eight lab rats. Four of the rats were male and four of the rats were female. Of the male rats, two were prenatally stressed, and two were not prenatally stressed. None of the females were prenatally stressed. Procedure The participants were divided into four groups, each group consisting of one male rat and one female rat. The male rat of the group was placed in a Plexiglas cage containing the female rat for two minutes. The male rat was timed for his latency period, which was defined as the length of time between when the male was placed in the cage to time of his first mount of the female....   [tags: sex differences, genetics, gene interaction]
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Familial DNA Searching - Nowadays, DNA is a crucial component of a crime scene investigation, used to both to identify perpetrators from crime scenes and to determine a suspect’s guilt or innocence (Butler, 2005). The method of constructing a distinctive “fingerprint” from an individual’s DNA was first described by Alec Jeffreys in 1985. He discovered regions of repetitions of nucleotides inherent in DNA strands that differed from person to person (now known as variable number of tandem repeats, or VNTRs), and developed a technique to adjust the length variation into a definitive identity marker (Butler, 2005)....   [tags: Genetics]
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The Role of DNA in Cloning - Have you ever thought that science can advance rapidly to a great extent. Nowadays scientists are trying to make the same exact copy of your DNA. Can you imagine having a clone of yourself, your parents, or even your siblings. Have you ever wished for someone to take your place for a minute, an hour, or a day. This may come true one day. According to the Online Dictionary; a clone is defined as “a cell, cell product, or organism that is genetically identical to the unit or individual from which it was derived.” I always thought that cloning was impossible, and is just science fiction....   [tags: Genetic Cloning, Genetics, Genes] 812 words
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Genetic Disorders - Genetic disorders are diseases caused when certain mutations occur in DNA. There are a wide range of genetic disorders that are each caused by different genes and each have very different symptoms. There are three kinds of genetic disorders: single-gene disorders, chromosome abnormalities, and multifactorial disorders. In this document we will cover the three types of genetic disorders, examples of each type, and possible treatment of particular disorders such as Huntington’s disease, Down syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Genetics]
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Prenatal Diagnostic Tests and the Social, Legal, and Ethical Implications - Prenatal Diagnostic Tests and the Social, Legal, and Ethical Implications Introduction Jackie and Michael are expecting their first baby. Jackie is 32 years old and is in good health. She is 15 weeks pregnant and wants to do everything possible to ensure a healthy baby. Even though they do not have risk factors within their families, she and Michael decide to have an amniocentesis. The results indicate that their baby is a female with Turner Syndrome. This condition is caused by a missing X chromosome and results in short stature, ovarian failure, and medical problems involving the heart, thyroid glands, and kidneys....   [tags: Genetics Testing Diagnostic Papers]
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Body Mass Index - Obesity is a known disease that is found around us. Everywhere we go we see obese people. But what is obesity. Obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat which applies to people who are overweight. There are many health risks that coincide with obesity, which makes it a dangerous disease. Furthermore, obesity is becoming an enormous problem since it is increasing drastically. About 38% of the world population is obese and that percentage is steadily rising. So what causes these percentages to rise....   [tags: genetics, overweight, symptoms, treatment, health]
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The Human Genome Project and Patenting DNA - The Human Genome Project: Patenting DNA The Human Genome Project is a global initiative to map the approximately 100,000 genes present in the genome of humans. Planning for the project was started in 1989 with a proposal submitted by the Office of Technology Assessment and the National Research Council. In 1990, the actual project began under the joint leadership of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Energy. The goals of the project are as follows: Mapping and sequencing the human genome Mapping and sequencing the genomes of model organisms Data collection and distribution Ethical, legal, and social consideration Research training Technology development Technolo...   [tags: Genetics Science Essays]
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The Genome Project and the Disruption of Evolution - The Genome Project and the Disruption of Evolution The genome project was successfully completed in June 2001. As a result, many controversies have arisen regarding the ethics of altering a person's genetic makeup. These arguments will most certainly continue for generations to come. However, the real problem will involve how evolution itself will be dramatically altered if genetic manipulation is allowed. If every human being alters his genes to make offspring free of diseases and variations, then eventually the human population will be void of variation....   [tags: Genetics Darwin Science Essays]
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What Causes OCD? - What Causes OCD Researchers still are unsure on what causes OCD but their research suggests different brain chemistry and genetics could possibly play a role with those you have this disorder (International OCD Foundation, 2012). The brain chemical serotonin, which is otherwise known as the chemical messenger for the brain, may play a part in the lack of communication between the frontal cortex and the rest of the brain in those affected with OCD (International OCD Foundation, 2012). Research has found that serotonin medications and CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) has helped normalize the circuits in the brain that is involved with OCD in some people (International OCD Foundation, 2012)....   [tags: Chemistry, Genetics, Obssesive Compulsive Disorder]
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Gaining Control of the Gene Responsible for Apoptosis - Gaining Control of the Gene Responsible for Apoptosis When we gain control of the gene responsible for the phenomenon of apoptosis, we will be in control of aging. We are finding more evidence every day, indicating genetic links to all sorts of factors in the human being. We are just now beginning to scratch the surface of our own genetics. A landmark discover has just been unveiled: In February [2001], the two groups charting the human genome published their results—the entire 3 billion base pair sequence....   [tags: Apoptosis Aging Genetics Essays]
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