Genetically Modified Organisms Report

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LAS 432 Course Capstone Project
Genetically Modified Organisms

LAS 432 -93

Professor: Carolyn Paul
June 23, 2013

Team B

Team Leader:

Michele Jacobs - D#03424398

Team Members:

Aakash Desai – D#01297308
Thomas Graf - D#01260952
Justin Greene - D#03529375
Lauren Kaminski - D#00724282
Stephanie Lopez - D#03452598
Terrance O’Connor - D#01683321

Abstract This report discusses Genetically Modified Organisms from the perspective of a pro and con standpoint. It will be up to the reader to determine what opinion or viewpoint in which they will have in regards to this subject. The mission of the authors of this report is to, in a collaborative fashion; provide a detailed and informative report on the subject of Genetically
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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 …show more content…
933”. This is the bill that was signed into law to prevent the government from shutting down in early April 2013. A rider was slipped into this bill for the benefit of Monsanto. This bill grants Monsanto an approximate six (6) month immunity from lawsuits and legal proceedings (up to the federal court level) relating to how safe the company’s seed products are. The bill will allow Monsanto to sell their product (seeds) and allow the seeds to be planted regardless of any evidence that may be presented claiming or providing proof that the seeds are harmful or unhealthy for any consumer. This is the type of sweet heart deal that many companies across the country and even world-wide would savor. However, this sweet heart deal also speaks to the political power (and potential corruption thereof) that some companies have over the government officials elected by the people to protect their interests. According to many estimates, as much as 80% of the food we consume daily is in some way genetically modified and the American public has no idea of this. There is really no way to know where the genetic modification took place. Was it the result of a genetically modified organism that was “modified” in the laboratory environment or was it the result of a

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