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  • Gene Therapy And Gene Therapy

    is not related to the parent’s genetic disposition. This technique is called gene therapy and is specifically linked to genetic engineering. Genes provide the instructions for the cell’s organelles to make all of its proteins. However, genes can be damaged by environmental or natural factors which can cause the malfunction in the proteins of the cell. Gene therapy is a type of treatment that is currently being…

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  • Gene Manipulation

    We, as a society, should always be moving forward and bettering ourselves, but is genetic manipulation the best way to do it? Gene editing can help cure fatal diseases in children however it could be possible for parents to choose their children’s personality traits. Science should be used to better a person’s life, not determine it. It is not a moral obligation of a parent to screen out “personality flaws” but it is a parent’s moral obligation if they want to cure their child of sickle cell…

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  • The Ethics Of Gene Therapy

    CRISPR Genes – A way to eradicate Autism to Cancer to Zellweger syndrome and everything in-between It was September 20th 2001. It was the day my mother would be screened if the fetus (i.e. me in my glorious self) showed an elevated risk for Downs Syndrome. A triple screen blood was performed which measured the quantities of three substances: Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) which is produced by the fetus, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), and unconjugated estriol which is produced by the placenta. The…

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  • Thesis Of Gene Therapy

    Gene Therapy: The concept of gene therapy emerged in the 1970s. The basic premise of gene therapy is using DNA enclosed in a vector as a therapeutic treatment for diseases. In the decades after it was conceptualized, many clinical trials of gene therapy were developed but stalled in phase I or phase II. During the 90s, only 1% of gene therapy trials made it to phase III and none of them went past phase III. The excitement for gene therapy was reduced when a participant of a clinical trial died…

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  • Hairless Gene

    some genes with the Notch signaling pathway can help us understand cell differentiation in sensory organs. The gene Hairless shows high levels of interaction with the Notch signaling pathway of Drosophila melanogaster. Hairless was first discovered by Bridges and Morgan in 1923 as a haploinsufficient mutation in Drosophila melanogaster (Maier Stumm et el.1992). The Notch signaling pathway signals the peripheral nervous system to produce developmental responses in Drosophila…

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  • Disadvantages Of Gene Therapy

    Gene therapy is a technique in genetic engineering that is used to introduce new genetic material into host cells. This technique has become an invaluable tool in correcting faulty genes in order to improve the overall health of patients affected by both genetic disorders and non-genetic diseases. It has been documented that most human diseases occur as a result of a mutation in a single gene or a set of genes that code for important proteins needed for survival (1). Some of the genetic and…

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  • Gene Therapy Research

    Gene therapy is a topic that has been researched more recently than most therapies for disorders. Genetic disorders like adenosine deaminase deficiency (ADA), or severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), have been looked into for gene therapy, because of their single-gene mutation. These problems may be easily treated with gene therapy in the next few years of research. Children may be able to make it much farther than their original life expectancy, and may even eventually be able to live as a…

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  • Gene Editing Essay

    Introduction Cancer continues to be a major health issue among the world effecting and killing millions of people each year. DNA technology researches have finally developed a gene editing tool in order to enable the cure to cancer. However, there are debates on whether genetic engineering of the human DNA is a safe course of action since the after effects are unknown. The debates against gene editing imply that it has no predictable effects on the future generations of the people while debates…

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  • The Importance Of Gene Technology

    Today in the 21st century our gene technology is continually developing. New projects and discoveries are being made on a daily basis. Gene technology provides humans the opportunity to improve human and animal health, to create a safer and more sustainable food resources, and generate fortune for Australia. Gene technology is “where the genetic material of living things is deliberately altered to enhance or remove a particular trait and allow the organism to perform new functions”…

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  • Limitations Of Gene Therapy

    the Human Genome Project was conducted by the National Institutes of Health, and the US Department of Energy. This project allowed the understanding of the human genome sequence composition, and the functions of genes. This knowledge completely revolutionised the fields of medicine, as treatments for…

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