Double Helix Essay

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Register to read the introduction… This involved the work of two scientists, James Watson and Francis Crick. They used the x-ray data provided by Rosalind Franklin which helped them to make an accurate model of the DNA. The model presented the structure of DNA showing a double helix with little rungs connecting the two strands and identified that the rungs were the bases of nucleotide. The structures they identified have had minor changes implying that they were a bit perfect despite the challenges faced while bonding the bases together. What followed was to establish how exactly DNA worked since this was the only way genetic engineering would be executed successfully. According to Chakravarthy (2011, part 2), Francis Crick played an important role in determining how phenotypes occurred which was then enhanced through the framework he developed for understanding DNA. It was established that nucleic acids determined the sequence of amino acids in proteins in which phenes are formed. DNA replication is often the process in which a cell divides to form two daughter cells with each containing a DNA molecule thereby facilitating its transmission from one cell to another. This ensures that each daughter cell has one DNA molecule from the parent cell together with a synthesized strand. Chakravarthy (2011) maintains that there is an enzyme known as helicase that separates the two strands whereby some other chemical transmissions occur so that two copies of the original DNA are eventually …show more content…
Many people think that if something is unethical it is also illegal; although the two are sometimes interrelated they are not the same. When something is illegal it is against laws of a city, state or federal government. When something is unethical it doesn’t conform to the law of society or of the rules of conduct in society. Growing public opinion about biotech companies is that they are operating with unethical practices to increase their profits at the expense of the health and safety of others.
Harry Cline, wrote, “when the growth of golden rice is planted in the Philippines and Bangladesh it will be the first step in a great humanitarian achievement of preventing blindness in as many as 500,000 children annually” (Cline 2013). The golden rice that Mr. Cline is speaking of is a GM crop that has vitamin A supplements incorporated into the grains of rice itself. Vitamin A in a consistent daily diet has been shown to lower the risk of loss of vision in children in developing nations. Some argue that if this golden rice is so helpful, why are GMO manufacturers getting pressure for unethical

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