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    When one thinks of biology, one of the first topics that might come to mind is Mendelian genetics and the concept of genetic inheritance. In the 1800s, Gregor Mendel pioneered many scientific breakthroughs in the area of genetics by exploring specific genes, also known as units of inherited traits, being passed down to offspring. Mendel achieved this by crossing, also known as breeding, pea plants and observing seven characteristics among generations of offspring. These seven characteristics were

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    planet have specific traits passed on from its parent or parents. This process is known as hereditary- inheritance of traits from parent to offspring. Scientists study hereditary to understand what makes each organism unique. This is known as genetics. Genetics, just like traits, are passed on from parent to offspring. A trait is a specific characteristic of a living thing such as color, height, weight, muscle strength, etc. However, not all traits are the same for each offspring. For instance, if

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    Gregor Mendel was an Austrian monk who revolutionized our understanding and perception of genetics. Mendel’s experiments in his monastery garden provided future geneticists with the basic principles of hereditary through the experimentation in both hybrid and pure bred pea plants, which he found to follow specific patterns in their offspring. The choice to use peas was because of their distinct varieties and their ability to produce offspring quickly and the ability to easily regulate fertilization

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    Genetics I have always been interested in science, especially of the human body and how it works. Then we had a lab where we went over a little about genetics. I couldn’t help but to be curious about it. I had never given too much thought about it before, besides it having to do with the human body, and I think that is because I never really knew what it was or the different areas involved in genetics. Genetics is about genes and heredity, which is the passing of traits from parent to offspring.

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    If there were the chance that I had an allele that could change my life for the worse, of course I would get tested for it. I would rather be certain in understanding the extent to which my genetic mutation could affect my life, rather than leave it to chance being ignorant about it. This is my personal opinion, yet there are many other factors to consider when evaluating whether or not to pursue tests to further understand your own genomic makeup. There is the question of whether or not the test

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    Genetic Engineering: Genetic Criticism

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    Genetic Criticism Source study is a unique approach to a work of literature because it seems to have little to do with the completed work itself. Source study, or genetic criticism, has as its focus all of those things that influenced, or may have influenced, a literary work. By this branch of criticism, Wilfred Guerin explains, "... we mean the growth and development of a work as seen through a study of the author's manuscripts during the stages of composition of the work, of notebooks

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    PG.1 It was September fourteenth nineteen ninety in a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Doctor Culver was carrying a small plastic bag containing the first bag of genetically engineered cells intended to treat a human disease. SCID is a disease with a immune deficiency that can be controlled by gene therapy. This girl Cynthia was born with this disease SCID. She has been treated with gene therapy and so far it has worked. SCID is Severe Combined Immunodefficiency. It is a terrible disease that kids

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    (anthropometric, morphological, dermatoglyphic, biochemical, molecular etc. traits) in terms of phenotype frequencies and mean values, respectively. Such exact and comprehensive descriptions are the basic requirements for the understanding of genetic variation in man and thus for the analysis of the various evolutionary factors, which caused this variation in the course of time (Bhasin and Walter, 2007). The association between gene frequencies and environmental factors has been made for a number

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    Genetic engineering is and has been a controversial topic since it first emerged in the 1920's. Before we can discuss genetic engineering, we must first know what it is. Genetic engineering is the deliberate adding of genes to change the genetic makeup of something. Genetically modified foods are often larger, more resilient, and have more yield as opposed to traditional breeding. I personally believe that genetic engineering is right morally. One example of genetic engineering is bacteria

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    Genetic engineering versus genetic enhancement When it comes to the topic of genetic enhancement versus genetic engineering there is a debate whether which of these theories should be pursued, whereas some are convinced that genetic enhancement could help future generations in becoming smarter, faster and taller others maintain that genetic engineering can make future generations healthier. My own view however is that genetic engineering would help cure disesase and should be pursued, but genetic

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