Biology

Biology – Genetics The Cystic Fibrosis Gene Introd

Biology – Genetics The Cystic Fibrosis GeneIntroduction:Cystic fibrosis is an inherited autosomal recessive disease that exerts its main effects on the digestive system and the lungs. This disease is the most common genetic disorder amongst Caucasians. Cystic fibrosis affects about one in 2,500 people, with one in twenty five being a heterozygote.With the use of […]

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Fungal Genetics

I do believe that knowledge is power because if one thinks that education is expensive, ignoring that truth is the most expensive consequence both in the present and future. I have taken a bold move to further my studies by applying for a PhD course at the University of Nottingham. I am from France and […]

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Fruit Fly Genetics Lab Report

In the 1800s, an Austrian monk named Gregor Mendel used pea plants to study the way heritable traits were passed down across the generations. Eventually, he was able to quantify the passage of these traits and attributed them to heritable traits, which were eventually to be named genes. In the early twentieth century, 1910, Thomas […]

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Genetic Engineering Essay

I believe that this is a good idea. It will help to combat the problem of not finding organ donors for patients. Previously, pig organs would not have been able to be inserted into the human body, yet it can be possible with this scientific breakthrough. Many lives could be saved with this. However, this […]

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Genetic Engineering will solve the third world’s food problem

To ask if Genetic Engineering will solve the third world food problem, we must look at the causes first. It is easy to presume that the food problem is due to a shortage of food. However, it is not necessarily the case. Raj Patel, a policy analyst for ‘Food First’ [i], believes that agricultural dumping, […]

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Artificial insemination

Artificial insemination (AI), embryo transplantation and in vitro fertilization (IVF) used in selective breeding of agricultural and domestic animals all have obvious economic advantages. AI allows decreased costs, as the male animal doesn’t need to be kept, and transporting costs are decreased. Profits increase as so-called ‘prize animals’ can be used to produce high quality […]

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The Emergence of Life on Prebiotic Earth

With even just a single cell as a starting point, Darwinian evolution offers an elegant and powerful algorithm for bringing about the vast diversity, and ranging complexity of the living world. It is not difficult to imagine how, by acting on ‘surplus populations’ of replicating organisms; evolutionary forces such as natural selection would eventually lead […]

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Genetic Modification, should we be scared

The biggest scandal to hit European agriculture since the animal rights movement uncovered the shocking mistreatment of animals on some farms occurs. Millions of Euros worth of crops are discarded, but why? A large seed supplier mistakenly issues banned GM maize that is sown over 3000 hectares of land. The EU is forced to undertake […]

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Should Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening be available free for anyone to use

This report is going to be about Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening and whether or not it should be available to anybody, free, who wants to have a baby. I am going to be looking at two topics which are Aneuploidy and Sex selection. The reason why I am going to be talking about these two topics […]

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Westlakes Science Park- Genetics Department Visit

On Wednesday 21st of April I visited Westlakes Science Park to find out more about its genetics department and what it does. Westlakes is a research institute and it does research into many things to do with environmental sciences and health as well as other things. Westlakes does research and industrial consultancy for bigger businesses. […]

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