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    GENETIC MODIFICATION What is Genetic Modification/ Genetic Engineering? “Genetic engineering” means the technique by which heritable material, which does not usually occur or will not occur naturally in the organism or cell concerned, generated outside the organism or the cell is inserted into said cell or organism. It shall also mean the formation of new combinations of genetic material by incorporation of a cell into a host cell, where they occur naturally (self cloning) as well as modification

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    Genetic Engineering

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    becoming keener to the field of engineering. Genetic engineering that is. When one thinks of “genetic engineering,” the first thought is probably a perfect child, or paradoxically some inconceivable creature, forged under the microscope in a scientific laboratory. Though both of these are genetic engineering, many people do not consider other things, such as genetic engineering of agriculture and medicine, both of which are extremely useful. Through the genetic altering of plants and crops, scientists

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    Genetic engineering is the gateway into an advanced realm of medicine. A realm where disease can be eradicated. A realm where parents can decide what attributes they want in their offspring. For genetic engineering to reach this point, it will need to become more of an acceptable practice, especially its use in fetuses and infants. These so called “designer babies” are the key for this progression (Britt). Society must just accept and adapt to these medical developments in order for the next step

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    Understanding Genetic Engineering

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    every physical way? And yet both of these currently exist due to genetic engineering. Genetic engineering is a developing science that is viewed with a lot of public apprehension. No one seems to be able to explain what genetic engineering is, when it first began, or what the possibilities are for the future of this science. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency genetic engineering is: “A process of inserting new genetic information into existing cells in order to modify a specific

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    Gender and Genetic Mutations

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    The study of genetics includes not only the study of normal DNA, but also of the mutations within a DNA. A mutation is a slightly distorted gene. These mutations can have an effect on a person, both physically and mentally. Although genetics may seem to be just about the genes, scientists are beginning to see a connection between gender and genetic mutations. Meet Henry, a man with dark hair, and Katie, a woman with gapped teeth. The couple has a child and from their physical description, we

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    The Dangers of Genetic Engineering Science is defined as knowledge based on observed facts and tested truths arranged in an orderly system. It has had an extreme effect on technology, which covers production, transportation, and even entertainment. In the past, though, science has always remained distant. However, with the birth of genetic engineering, science has become something that will deeply affect lives. Advancements are being made daily with genetic engineering: the Human Genome Project

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    Overview of Genetic Testing

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    National Institutes of Health Genetics Home Reference defines genetic testing as “a type of medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes, genes, or proteins”. Genetic testing is used to determine if there are variations, additions or deletions in the DNA of a genome. These differences in DNA sequencing is what contributes to an individual’s traits but also affects whether there are risks for carrying a disease trait or the possibility of developing a genetic disorder. Gene mutations can occur

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    Genetic Engineering Since the discovery of DNA in the late 1950´s, the possibility of genetic modification of animals and plants has become a reality. However is the reality of designer babies going to far? The term designer baby refers to the genetic modification of the child in it´s early fetal life. The issue has been argued in the media for a considerable amount of time, but is time for the debate now running out? We are led to believe that deep in central Europe, it has been rumored

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    Genetics: Mendel’s Principles

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    Gregor Mendel. Some of you may know him as the “Father of Modern Genetics,” others might not know him at all but his discoveries have impacted us all in some way. His experiments may have been completed on the genetics of pea plants and these differ from actual human genetics but the principles that he developed are the same for all genetics. Gregor Mendel was a man of modern science and his principles have allowed us to understand genetics more thoroughly. With Mendel’s background we are able to understand

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    Genetic Predisposition to Obesity

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    in humans. The question has been rather if it is genetic or if it is a person's lifestyle choices. Obesity has affected my friends, family, and at times myself and even when people make the right health choices they still seem to struggle with it. Millions of people battle with obesity and it is imperative to find the root cause of it. We are aware that our genetic makeup determines our traits and contributes to our health. So is obesity a genetic predisposition or is it a result of processed foods

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