Annotated Bibliography On Genetics

Cassidy Phillips 4/23/14
University Biology Genetics Annotated Bibliography

Chakraborty, Riddhita. “How Much do Genes Affect Your Athletic Potential?” Sports ‘n Science. The University Of Utah, 2012. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.

Research at the University of Utah in sports science has recently discovered just how much genes effect one’s athleticism. We all have two copies of each gene, one from each of our parents. If one of the copies are bad, for example, in carrying oxygen in the blood, that person will probably struggle more with running and other aerobic activities. Some “sports genes” that have been discovered are ATCN-3 which provides high-velocity movement in people, and ACE which controls the blood flow through the circulatory system. Most great athletes have two good copies of those genes. Some national team coaches find it useful to send athletes trying out for their team to have genetic testing done to see if they carry the genes useful to that particular sport. I think that that isn’t really fair to many athletes that may not be lucky enough to have good athletic genes. I can relate to this study because I play softball and field hockey, and I certainly believe that I do not have two good copies of the gene ACE because I tend to lose my breath very quickly.

Sanders, Laura. “Babies cry at night to prevent siblings, scientist suggests.” Science News. Human Development, 22 Apr. 2014. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.

David Haig, a scientist at Harvard University, recently discovered that babies who cry ...

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...ok of Genetics. New York City: The Lyons Press, 1998. Print.

Dr. Wilmut’s cloning of Dolly the sheep from an adult ewe has been sharply challenged by Dr. Norton D. Zinder, a microbiologist at Rockefeller University. Zinder believes that it is possible, however there is simply not enough evidence to prove it. It was noted that the cloning of the sheep was only successful a mere 1 out of 400 times, which, in science, is not a successful result according to Zinder. Dr. Wilmut also failed to mention that the sheep from which Dolly was cloned had died many years prior to the cloning which is a huge red flag in the credibility of the success of this experiment. I definitely believe that this cloning experiment was unsuccessful. I am very interested in cloning, and find it very awesome that you can take the genes of one mammal and create an exact replica.

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