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Obesity is an External Consequence that an Individual does not Have Much Control Over - ... Individuals lives depend on electronics and transportation technology. At a young age, children are being fed with the use of electronics by their parents, from X-BOX to PS3 to Nintendo DSI's and television. These entertainment electronics are often used to keep a child busy, quiet and away from trouble. Although they are effective in that sense, they cause a lack of activity in the child’s life, which over time will contribute to weight gain. A study done about BMI at age 3, proved that monitoring the amount of TV a child watches and physical activity they take part in, was a more accurate indicator of what their BMI will be at age 6 than eating habits....   [tags: genetics, medical disorders, lifestyle]
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The Major Types and Possible Causes of Schizophrenia - ... Trying to make sense of the problem, schizophrenia symptoms are divided into three broad categories; positive, negative and cognitive. Positive symptoms refer to patients who lose touch with reality, and experience delusions and hallucinations; negative symptoms refer to deficiencies such as social withdrawal, flat affect, and lack of pleasure and little speaking. Cognitive symptoms are poor functioning, trouble focusing and trouble with working memory ("Schizophenia," 2014 ) There are several major types of schizophrenia but there are five that are more common: • Disorganized – mumbled speech, hallucinations, delusions, and unusual behavior....   [tags: disorganized, genetics, treatments] 1088 words
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Should Scientists Be Allowed to Perform DNA Tests on Selecting Human Embryos? - ... For example, people with conditions that are not life-threatening, such as Down's syndrome, can be categorized as unworthy of life. However, Gregor Wolbring, a bioethicist at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada replies, "If there was nothing wrong with Down's syndrome or disabilities, there would be no need for PGD" (qtd. in"Genetic Testing."). In addition, an eventual discrimination for women can occur in such countries as China and India, known through history for their preference for a male child....   [tags: genetics, religious beliefs]
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Taking a Look at Blue Zones - Most of us strive to live long, happy, and healthy lives but unfortunately Dan Buettner stated that the “life expectancy in our country is only 78.” According to his research we have the capacity to live to about 90 years old, so how did we lose 12 years out of our life. Buettner attempts to answer this question with his presentation; but let us get one thing clear, our genetics only play a small role in this. The Danish Twin Study has already recognized that our genetics only have a 10 percent role in our longevity; the other 90 percent is something in our control, so the thought of someone having to win the “genetic lottery” to live long is somewhat of a myth....   [tags: genetics in long livings] 661 words
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Dog Behavior: Should Dogs Be Blame for ther Agressive Behavior? - All living organisms on Earth is created through genetics. Our traits, or genes, composes who we are. In our genetic makeup there are traits that hold certain qualities that are different from others. Genes determine our height, skin color, and presumably defines a bit of our personality. This genetic variety makes it easier for us to understand ourselves better and at the same time our indifference from others. When humans are conceived , we have no control of the genes that we will inherit. However, in the case of animals such as the pit bull, the ease of manufacturing a dog to our desire is shocking....   [tags: Blame, Mauling, Genetics] 1192 words
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Ecologists Study the Interaction of Organisms within Their Environment - ... When the diversity that is local declines the production of plants may also decline and this brings variables into the ecosystem.( Naeem, Chapin III, Costanza, Ehrlich, Golley, Hooper, Lawton, O’Neill, Mooney, Sala, Symstad, Tilman,1999) The ecosystem has chemical cycles that contain both biotic and abiotic compounds known as biochemical cycles. The ecosystem has chemical cycles that contain both biotic and abiotic compounds known as biochemical cycles. This cycle has a reservoir that is abiotic, which contains carbon for the atmosphere, phosphorus for the biosphere(soil) and compounds of dissolved phosphorus, nitrogen and carbon....   [tags: ecosystems, biosphere, genetics] 784 words
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The Question of Existence: How Different Are We? - Due to the fact that humans have developed a considerable dominion over the earth and its other inhabitants, we are often inclined to be anthropocentric. Backed up by cultural and religious tradition, we tend to subscribe to the theory that we are distinct among earth's creatures and that this affords us a certain right in how we interact with and use the others. Even champions of animal rights, such as J.M. Coetzee's fictional novelist Elizabeth Costello, tend to subscribe to this mentality of speciesism, albeit to a different end....   [tags: Theory of Evolution, Genetics] 1809 words
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What Causes Obesity in America - ... I would first like to bring up the idea that obesity is caused by genetics. I have heard that genes do play a role in the development of obesity, but I do not believe that it’s a legitimate reason why a person is obese. If genetics was a cause of obesity, I myself would be overweight now, due to such a high number of my family members being overweight and obese. However, I am not because I find that eating healthy and getting exercise can offset that from happening. Yes, maybe some people will have a mutation in their cells or something goes wrong making it extremely hard to lose weight, but keep trying and never give up and we can take genetics out of being a possible effect of obesity...   [tags: weight, genetics, pride]
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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 - Another way to look at OCD is from the biological perspective, which looks at the genetics, biochemical and brain structure of a person to find a reason why a person acts this way and develops OCD. Genetic studies have demonstrated that both biological and environmental factors are important to the development of OCD. No specific gene for OCD has yet been identified. Twin studies confirmed that there is a genetic component that causes OCD. Many researchers found that, in twin studies, monozygotic twins were more concordant with OCD than dizygotic twins were....   [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 - The eugenics movement started in the early 1900s and was adopted by doctors and the general public during the 1920s. The movement aimed to create a better society through the monitoring of genetic traits through selective heredity. Over time, eugenics took on two different views. Supporters of positive eugenics believed in promoting childbearing by a class who was “genetically superior.” On the contrary, proponents of negative eugenics tried to monitor society’s flaws through the sterilization of the “inferior.” Due to an increased surge of criminality in many cities during the 1900s, eugenicists began to focus on the role of genes in determining criminal behavior....   [tags: genetics, violence, psychopathy] 569 words
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Designer Babies are Just the Beginning - Wouldn’t it be great if it were possible to choose features such as hair and eye color for your children. What about if a child needs an organ transplant but cannot get a donor for the transplant. Designer babies may be able to solve the problems that come along with genetics. They are babies that are genetically engineered in any way to make them different. They can be born in test tubes that are made to give children organs or other things that is more easily obtained from a baby along with taking out bad genes that can cause diseases such as cancer....   [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? - Hormones, culture, and genetics have always played a big part in the discussion about how intelligent a person is. For centuries psychologists and scientists alike have been studying the minds of deceased geniuses to find out what made them so much more superior in intelligence compared to that of the average person. For years the power of the mind and intelligence have intrigued me. Medicine and the function of the human body have been a fascination of mine since I was very little. Medical movies and shows have made me especially intrigued in the different functions of our minds and bodies and the hormones that play a big role in overall functionality....   [tags: Intelligence, Hormones, Culture, Genetics]
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Causes and Treatments of Obesity - They are people who face many challenges throughout their life; they are individuals who are more likely to become depressed due to the poor social communications with others, they are individuals who cannot perform their regular activities properly, and they are individuals who are bullied by others. They are commonly named as obese people. The problem that they face is known as obesity. Obesity is a condition when an individual’s weight is above the normal weight. An individual is considered to be obese if his weight is 20% or more pounds over the normal weight....   [tags: genetics, lifestyle, symptoms, statistic] 1328 words
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Lifestyle that Leads to Obesity - ... Mexicans consume an average of 650 cans a year of Coca Cola, which adds up to a little over 200 liters (52 gallons). There is a small island in the south pacific though, called Nauru, that has an obesity rate of 71.7 percent which is actually the most obese country in the whole world. Now you’re probably wondering why I’m telling you that Mexico is the most overweight country since Nauru has a way higher obesity rate, and that is because Nauru is so small that we really only consider the more populous countries....   [tags: genetics, energy, food] 659 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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Nature versus Nurture: Celebrity Status - ... Is a star really born or created. Pop artist Andy Warhol first famously coined, “everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes” (2) in a Time article that we can now reflect and agree with the statement. Reality TV and youtube opened new doors for waves of people that could become famous overnight. Reality stars are a prime example of the type of stars that have no talent and are often times just ‘regular people’. These people get put in a living situation in which the camera keeps rolling until they get anything entertaining that can be cut and edited into a show....   [tags: genetics, image, entertainment] 554 words
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What Is The Human Genome Project? - ... One main goal for the Human Genome Project was to locate, identify, and sequence all 3 billion chemical units in the Human Genome (Wade). The program wanted to make an accurate sequence form identifying the chemical units in the genome. But throughout the time this project was still going it had many other goals and goals that was made during the process. One of these goals was to find the genetic roots of some diseases (Wade). They wanted to learn more about the genetics of diseases so they can try to understand if they can create treatments for them or just to learn even more about the disease....   [tags: sequence, disease, genetics] 1605 words
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The Extensive Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease - ... These include the loss of productivity for both the patient and the caregiver, and the expenses for traveling and waiting on the patient. (Stokes, Trevor. “Demential Tops Cancer, Heart Disease in Cost”) Most of this cost is not coming from the medication obligations, rather the cost of medical aid. Most people with this disease suffer from dementia, so it is necessary to hire someone to look after that person, and get them through the daily routines that they used to be able to manage independently....   [tags: age, genetics, prevention] 2488 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 - Culture, religion, and vulnerable populations with various beliefs are what make this nation a diverse country. These different groups affect the various populations in which health care occasionally or routinely come across. Awareness, respect, and consideration are substantial factors that play a significant role in the overall treatment and care for patients of diverse groups. Vulnerable populations encompass a wide variety of people whom are often seen and treated in health care facilities. One major vulnerable population are those with mental illness....   [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 - Our genetic buildup is the map that dictates what our life is going to be like, it is what makes us human beings. It defines our hair, eyes and skin color, how tall we are going to be, and what we are going to suffer from. Genetics can define if we are going to suffer from dementia, or a heart disease, or alcoholism, for that matter. There are several genes that can trigger alcoholism, and they can be inherited through many generations. If a relative of ours has suffered from alcoholism, it is likely that we have the gene that causes the development of the disease (Horvath)....   [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 - “Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how someone communicates with, and relates to other people. Autism also affects how a person makes sense of the world around them ”(autism.org). People wonder the causes of this disability, but what they do not know is there has not been an official cause yet determined. Although there hasn’t been an official cause of autism, there are a lot of theories people believe cause autism. One of the main theories is what pills or vitamins women take during their pregnancy....   [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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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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Obesity: Facing the Facts - As much as obesity is a complicated issue that even scientist are still trying to figure out, the reality is that it has increased in the United States by over 50 percent (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). It is commonly calculated by, the body mass index (BMI) VS weight/height. Most medical practitioners uses the BMI to determine if a person is overweight. When the BMI reaches 30 or above one is considered to be obese. It is often related to eating habits, physical activities, hormonal changes or even genetics....   [tags: genetics, unhealthy habits, overweight] 783 words
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Ancestry, Creation and Science - Racism - Naughty Word Humans traveled long distances during the last ice age that lasted about 100,000 years. Sea levels were low, and the planet was easily traversed. When the ice age began to come to an end about 12,000 years ago, the ice melted, sea levels rose, land bridges disappeared, and nomadic clans became isolated on various continents. Humans were stuck where they were and had to adapt to extreme environments. Severe heat, high humidity, strong winds, and freezing, cold temperatures gave rise to miniscule, genetic differences in these populations....   [tags: DNA, Genetics, Physics] 2572 words
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Homosexuality: Nature or Nurture - ... The study of psychologists, Michael Bailey and Richard Pillard of identical twins further demonstrate a better understanding of the existence of a gay gene and how homosexuality is genetic. Through their studies they “found that when one twin is gay, there is a 52 percent chance the other will be too. For fraternal twins, the chance is only 22 percent, and for non-twin or adopted siblings, only 10 percent” (Lynch, pg. 127). Furthermore, they discovered that “the more older male siblings a man has, the more likely he is to be gay” (Pillard, pg....   [tags: genetics and human sexuality]
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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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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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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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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 - What is life. Why do people look different. These are questions that I eager to know answers since I was young. When I view the characteristics of people, I usually think that some traits are inherited, whereas others are caused by environmental factors. For human diseases, I would like to know the relative contributions of genetics and the environment. Is a disease caused by a pathogenic microorganism, a toxic agent in the environment, or a faulty gene. My interest in molecular biology has been inspired by these questions and led me to the world of genetics....   [tags: genetics, education, disease] 1030 words
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Leber Congenital Amaurosis - Genetics is a topic that involves everyday life, you and I are made up of genetics. So what happens if something goes wrong in your genetics. Well that would form a mutation. There are so many mutations know today. These mutations can cause disease, cancer, and many other malfunctions. Today I am going to talk about a disease called Leber Congenital Amaurosis, this is caused by several mutations. It can affect the person in many different ways which will be discussed, also how it affects the families, and the genetics....   [tags: Causes, Genetics, Effects]
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Designer Babies: Disease Free or New Child - To choose for their children, the world’s wealthy class will soon have options such as tall, pretty, athletic, intelligent, blue eyes, and blonde hair. Occasionally referred to as similar to “the eugenics of Hitler’s Third Reich” (“Designer Babies” n.p.), the new genetics technology is causing differences in people’s opinions, despite altering DNA before implantation is “just around the corner.” (Thadani n.p.). A recent advance in genetically altering embryos coined “designer babies” produces controversy about the morality of this process....   [tags: Genetics Technology, Genetically Altering Fetuses]
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Personal Account of Being Obese - When it comes to Obesity i am one of it victims.I have been suffering from it for the past 7 years. Obesity was basically the "trigger" of all diseases that were in my genetics chain and not to mention the diseases that Obesity forms. In my genetics Blood Pressure,various heart diseases,Diabetes,Bursitis of the knee,Fatigue,Sleep Apnea,Chronic Fatigue syndrome and the one I most hate Insomnia. All of these diseases are present in my genetics some triggered and some on the brink of being triggered to make my life even worse....   [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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Deoxyribonucleic Acid: DNA - ... All DNA located in the mitochondria is inherited from the female in reproduction. This is due to the fact that only the egg has the mitochondrial DNA. DNA is found within the chromosomes of the nucleus. DNA contains a person’s genes, and determines almost every aspect of that person’s life. ("What is DNA?") The information that is found in DNA is stored in the form of a code. The code of DNA consists of four chemical bases. The bases are Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, and Thymine. The order of these bases is what determines the information....   [tags: Genetics, Cells, Extraction] 642 words
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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 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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The Parkinson's Disease - ... Despite recent advancements, research has been unsuccessful in discovering the exact etiologies of PD. Though researchers have gained a broad understanding of both genetic and environmental factors which contribute to PD, the relationship between the two has eluded researchers for nearly two centuries. Currently, the only consistent link between all PD cases is the loss of dopamine producing neurons. In the future, the causes of this dreaded disease will hopefully be better understood and appropriately classified in order to expedite the treatment Works Cited Golbe, Lawrence I....   [tags: nature, nurture, genetics]
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Are We a Product of Nature or Nurture? - Someone can physically look like their parents, siblings or even ancestors from the third generation. When a baby is born, it is common to learn in a natural way. No one teaches a baby how to crawl or how to react when he and she is hungry. However, talents, qualities and personalities are developed through experiences. The environment in which people grew up can have a lasting effect or influence on the way they talk, behave and respond to things around. According to Steven Pinker, Behavioral genetics has shown that temperament emerges early in life and remains fairly constant throughout the life span, that much of the variation among people within a culture comes from differences in g...   [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 - In the summer of 1996, biotechnologist reached their forte- after countless years of experiments and planning, Dolly finally came to life. Who’s Dolly. Dolly was a female domestic sheep, and the first mammal to be duplicated from an adult somatic cell, by the process of a nuclear transfer. Accordingly, Dolly had an apparent paucity that neither a person nor thing was able to fill, a ‘soul’. This, believing that it is untrue and impossible to occur, may bewilder several; however, with the enlightenment of what biotechnology is, what its applications are, how it is incorporated everywhere without people even realizing, and the ethics that come with this extremely intricate field: some will be...   [tags: genetics, cloning, ethics ] 724 words
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