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  • Essay On Tay Sachs Disease

    Tay-Sachs Disease What if I told you that there was a disease that could cause your muscles to weaken. That it could also cause your brothers or sisters to die at an early age. Tay-Sachs Disease is a genetic disorder that usually happens in infants and the symptoms don’t show until the 5-6 months. This disease kills thousands if not hundreds of thousands. Tay-Sachs Disease symptoms are diagnosed according to what causes Tay-Sachs. Tay-Sachs is not inherited. Doctors, after diagnosis, will prescribe treatment. Tay-Sachs is generally found in infants also(Genome.gov) Origin of Discovery The origin of discovery of Tay-Sachs disease is very common to today's discovery. It was discovered in a hospital by Warren Tay (1843-1927) he was a british ophthalmologist who in 1881 described a patient with a cherry-red spot on the eye. The first name of the disease was the first man who discovered it then another man discovered it in New York, his name was Bernard Sachs, he was a neurologist whose work several years and later provided the first description of the cellular changes on Tay-Sachs disease. The disease was named after the two men who discovered this…

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  • The Ethics Of Prenatal Genetic Screening

    In the 1980’s, Nancy Wexler contributed to advances in medicine by discovering a genetic marker that could indicate inherited disorders linked to chromosomes, such as Down’s Syndrome, Huntington’s Disease, and Tay-Sachs Disease (Vaughn, 2013, p. 566). Since then, prenatal genetic screenings have become widely accessible through simple, low-risk procedures such as carrier testing, blood tests, and ultrasounds. These procedures are only capable of reporting the risk for inheriting abnormalities…

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  • PGD: Implications For The Future

    choose not to have a child at all because of the pain that the disease will bring for the child and the grief for the parents that the child could cause. However, with the great technology of PGD it will help to increase the chances of producing a healthy baby as it can screen for all genetic disorders that are known and heritable. This will most likely increase the chances of the couple having a baby because they know that using PGD can increase the life expectancy of the child helping the…

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  • Watership Down Analysis

    In the downs of a small farm, two rabbits are getting ready to flee their warren in an effort to escape the dangers of men come to kill them. Richard Adam’s Watership Down follows these two rabbits - named Hazel and Fiver - as they gather a following and make their way across the farmland to safety. The band of misfits looks to Hazel for guidance, and he leads them to their haven. A warren is established atop the hills where the rabbits are safe and sound. However, the need to keep the warren…

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  • Argumentative Essay: The Use Of Genetic Testing In Public Schools

    In the year 1989, the daughter of Renee and David Abshire died at the age of three to an incurable inheritable disease known as Tay- Sachs. The couple believed they would never have baby again, however, in the year 1994 the couple introduced to the world a completely healthy baby by the name of Brittany Nicole Abshire. Brittany was a special child. She was the first child in the world to be successfully screened for the incurable disease Tay-Sachs using the genetic testing method of…

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  • Genetic Engineering Cons

    Gregory Pence, in Who’s Afraid of Human Cloning?, talks about the ability for couples to be able to have children with their own DNA even though they are known carriers of genetic diseases.He uses Sarah and Abe Shapiro, a Jewish couple and known carriers of Tay-Sachs, as an example of being able to have their own healthy child. “Knowing their risk, Sarah and Abe used in vitro fertilization . . . Such was the way Michael was created” (Pence 60). Tay-Sachs is a common genetic disorder within the…

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  • Genetic Disorders Case Study

    When genetic disorders are discussed, both in popular culture and in medicine, they are viewed as negative ways, and for obvious reasons: many genetic disorders, like the one Sierra has, can easily kill or seriously inhibit a person from living a “normal life.” Throughout recent medical history, there has been a lot of focus on learning new ways to control or treat certain genetic conditions. In fact, the entire discussion of how to treat genetic disorders can be brought back to our class…

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  • The Devil And Tom Walker And The Crucible

    he also knows the sins he commits, no matter how big or small. Hinting towards a burnt out affair, Abigail tries to sweet talk Proctor. He coldly tells her that “…[he] might think her [her] softly from time to time. But [he] will cut of [his] hand before [he] ever [reaches] for [her] again” (1270). Knowing he is better than what he has done in the past, he refuses to allow history to repeat itself. He is ashamed of what he has done and tries to make it clear to Abigail that it is over, despite…

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  • The Crucible Tragic Hero Essay

    In ‘The Crucible’, John Proctor exhibits the qualities defined as those of a tragic hero; he struggles against society by remaining independent; he gives up his name and freedom for the greater good of Salem through his confession of adultery; and redeems himself through his discovery of his goodness, and his self- sacrifice. Miller defines a tragic hero in his essay, ‘Tragedy and the Common Man’, juxtaposing Aristotle’s views that only characters of nobility are appropriate; Miller describes a…

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  • Destructive Forces In Fiction And Reality In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

    attacked by people’s spirits and pretending to see who is a witch and who is not. In reality, the girls were getting back at people who have before done them wrong or who they just dislike. The show that the girls put on causes mass chaos in Salem. Nobody in the town trusts anyone anymore, and everyone is suspicious of the people around them. Abigail even sticks a needle into her own stomach, saying that it was Elizabeth Proctor’s spirit that stabbed her. The day before, she sees Mary…

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