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    “There are certain things men must do to remain men. Your computer would take that away.” Wise words from Captain James T. Kirk. “The Ultimate Computer,” an episode from Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Original Series, effectively details human reaction toward technology and how far advancement should extend. Star Trek scrutinizes the consequences of space travel and exploration, advancement of technology, and militarization. In the episode “The Ultimate Computer,” the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise faces the potential eradication of their occupations by a machine who can do what appears to be anything a human can do, faster and more efficiently. In a test run of the M-5, a computer capable of completely commanding a starship meant to be…

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    “the right patient with the right drug at the right dose at the right time. It is the tailoring of medical treatment to the individual characteristics, needs, and preferences of a patient during all stages of care, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up”. This new way of tailoring medicine would help in study, identification, analysis and diagnosis of any disease caused due to certain mutations in patient’s gene and treatment would be done accordingly to target that specific…

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    information, he went on to explain how he studies the conditions plant’s grow. He has to understand how to have the “plants grow healthier by using the luciferase imaging in the gene expressions” and the type of reactions they have to certain situations (Shi). Trying to understand abiotic stress response in plant’s research is rather challenging yet necessary. This topic caught my attention because it started off examining plants then gradually building a relationship to human beings after…

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    Position Paper The stigma against genetically modified foods kill people. How, you think? How does simply an idea cause the death of thousands of people? First of all, genetic modification is the direct manipulation of an organism 's genome by changing the genetic makeup of cells, including the transfer of genes within and across species boundaries to produce improved or novel organisms. Genetically modified organisms are food crops that have been created through the application of transgenic,…

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    Genetic Engineering is the modification of an organism 's genetic composition by artificial means, often involving the transfer of specific traits, or genes, from one organism into a plant or animal of an entirely different species. With this new, rapidly growing, technology we are now able to do things that we once thought were impossible. In Ethics and the New Genetics, the Dalai Lama addresses problems that we need to consider as we continue to explore this microscopic world that we have…

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    Gattaca Manipulation

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    In the movie Gattaca, populous of earth has successfully harnessed the powers of science to practice eugenics at birth, allowing parents to select the best qualities for their children. However the birth of Vincent Freeman is left to nature, and he is burdened with inferior genes, which is predicted to cause his premature death, and obstructs his dream of travelling to space. The film showcases the negative impact of controlling nature to such an extent that all randomness is removed and no…

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    Assignment-3: CS696 Programming Problems in Bioinformatics. Describe and discuss different approaches for finding motif in genetic string. Introduction: DNA, RNA and Proteins, these are three types of very large molecules essential for every living organism, for their biological functioning. Each molecule, DNA, RNA and Protein, play a vital role in living organisms, without them no life could survive. Let’s understand functionality one by one: • DNA consists of encoded instructions which are…

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    child. While measures can be taken to decrease the risk that a child will inherit the disease, nothing can be done following conception. JJ reveals to Joe that he wonders if Colleen will go through with the pregnancy following JJ’s prospective genetic diagnosis. He questions if it is right to bring a child into this world with a possible known fate of Huntington’s disease, although the chance of inheritance is still half. In addition to Joe and Colleen, near the end of the book Patrick reveals…

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    introduces the process of genome mapping and how different genes are being discovered that might show humans are different. He explains how it is now possible to recreate organisms and human organs from a single skin cell and a few chemicals. Finally, he talks about the brain and how there has been an emergence of neurological changes such as autism and hyperactivity that might not be an abnormality, but an evolution of the brain. Like Enriquez, I believe that science and technology is…

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    Animals and treatment Male Wistar rats were purchased from National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India and the study was strictly done under the guidelines approved by the animal ethical Committee of CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, India. They were maintained under standard conditions (12/12 hour light/dark cycle at 25±5ºC). They were divided into five groups having six rats per cage and are allowed to acclimatization for 1 week. Group 1(G1) - Healthy control…

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