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    It has been well established that personal stress can affect our bodies and behavior, but what about the stress experienced by our parents or even our grandparents? It is not too much of a stretch to connect a mother’s stress during pregnancy to changes in the fetus. It makes sense that what the mother’s body goes through during pregnancy could also affect the child, however, in the New York Times article by Inna Gaisler-Salomon, “Inheriting Stress” (March 7, 2014), the author discussed her…

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    discussing rescue efforts, it is important to think about the religions of people who helped, organizations established for the execution of rescue efforts, and locations of rescue missions and smuggling. Rescue during the Holocaust had a wide range of phenotypes, or how they were displayed. “People such as laborers, teachers, and factory owners fooled the Gestapo and concealed and protected Jews” (Hogan 432). Despite the fact that many people did not agree with the religious beliefs of Jews,…

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    Components Of Attraction

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    Assortative mating refers to the tendency for individuals to be paired with mates who have similar physical, behavioral, and psychological characteristics (Lutz, 1905; Lykken & Tellegen, 1993). It involves matching with people who have similar phenotypes, more frequently than you would have in a random mating situation. This further leads to people settling into long-term relationships with people with a similar perceived level of physical…

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    Genetic Testing Is Wrong

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    If carrying a gene that you do not want your children to have the potential to be passed down, you should always take into consideration when deciding to reproduce. You should keep this in mind because if your baby inherits the phenotype gene you will have to make the decision of keeping it or aborting the child (Starn). For example, in the case of dwarfism the couple knew that there would be a chance of the child being born as a normal baby instead of one with the gene for dwarfism…

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    Gattaca Nature Vs Nurture

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    You may ask “what are designer babies?” Well, designer babies are when the parents of a baby can choose the phenotypes, also known as your traits, such as eye color, height, hair color, and many more. Although having to pick your own baby’s trait would be nice, there are indeed some ethical and moral issues when doing so. One obvious problem is the cost, the practice…

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    Introduction: Cancer is defined by abnormal cell division without control. Colorectal cancer may be develop in the tissues of the colon and/or the tissues of the rectum (PubMed Health, 2015). Colon and rectal cancers arise because of changes that occur in specific genes and it has been notices that these genes play an important role to the cell cycle, angiogenesis and other mechanisms that take part in the growth of cells (Swan, 2005). Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide…

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    1.1 The structure of DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is often referred to as “the molecule of life”. It encodes the instructions that are used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. The molecule itself was first discovered in 1860 by Friedrich Miescher (reviewed in Dahm 2005). Further work was performed by other chemists, including Phoebus Levene who identified the components of the molecule, including the presence of ribose sugars and phosphate groups, as well as four…

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    Contrary to what one would expect based on the title of her book, The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It, Ricki Lewis pens a narrative science focused on the milestones in the history of gene therapy, not just one success story (Lewis, 2012). Corey Haas, the boy who regained his vision after being sentenced to a life of blindness, is only one of the medical miracles mentioned; the book also devotes itself to presenting the theory and procedures behind gene therapy. As a…

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    D1S80 Gene Study

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    The main goal of this study was to identify and analyze the D1S80 gene, and this experiment illustrated the versatility of these molecular biology techniques of PCR and gel electrophoresis to serve as methods identifying individuals. Both of the hypotheses made in this experiment that (1) there were genetic variation with the six students and (2) Student 3’s genotype was heterozygous were supported by the data. As seen in Figures 1 and 2 and Table 1 with different agarose gel percentages, it can…

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    one location to another). To compare the compare the symptoms we can notice some similarities regarding the brain activity, and also trouble learning spatial relationships. This means that the mutations in this particular gene may have similar phenotypes. Part 6: Conclusion This information definitely will have the potential to affect my life and the life of people I love. Before doing this research, I was not aware of this information and particularly, the Human Genome Project. It is very…

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