The Zombie Epidemic : Recombinant Dna Or Crispr Essay

1115 Words May 26th, 2016 5 Pages
Zombies, the mythical creatures that are the reanimated corpses of our fallen humans. Though many people believe that zombies are just a creation of fiction, the undead has risen and it is our job to cure or treat the problem at hand. This plague is being caused by Amylase Deficiency Condition, or ADC for short, this is caused by a gene mutation that restricts the production of pancreatic amylase to break down glucose in the body. As it stands now, their are two main methods to combat the zombie epidemic, recombinant DNA or CRISPR. Recombinant DNA or rDNA for short, is the method of genetically recombining (such as molecular cloning) to bring together genetic material from multiple sources, creating sequences that would not otherwise be found in the genome. This method has been used to treat diabetes for over 30 years and has work very well over the years, but their is a new method on the block. CRISPR is a new method discovered by the scientist in the last 1980s in Japan and attacks genetic problems at the root by completely changing a persons genome to remove the gene. This technique is done by using the cas9 enzyme to cut the specific gene out of RNA and later glue in the desired trait. Both this methods could treat the zombie plaque but in different ways, rDNA would be used in the same way as diabetics use insulin, it would be either a shot or drink that provide the person with amylase to combat the lack of amylase being produced. CRISPR on the other hand, would…

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