Genetics Essays

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Connection between Genetics and Diabetes

Each single person has a specific set of genes; however, these genetics are greatly influenced by their families. Genetics can also be affected via one’s environmental surroundings, as well. These genetics are associated with most diseases, such as cancer, kidney diseases, and psychologic diseases. Diabetes is no different. Genetics are not the only causative factor […]

Pages: 2 Words: 546 Topics: Diabetes, Disease, Genetics, Health, Medicine, Public Health, Type 2 Diabetes

How Epigenetics May Affect Alzheimer’s Disease

Abstract Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease affecting approximately 5.5 million people. Each year, more and more information is uncovered about AD and, recently, studies are attempting to validate the hypothesis that epigenetics significantly affects AD pathology. Recognizing the need for these studies the National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer’s Association (NIA-AA) published a […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1442 Topics: Alzheimers Disease, Genetics, Neuroscience
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Mitosis: Genetics Analysis & Principle

Introduction Mitosis is a process of nucleic division in animal or eukaryotic cells that occurs when a parent cell divides to produce two identical daughter cells. Without mitosis there wouldn’t be a you or a me. Because during the cell division, mitosis, specifically separates the duplicated genetic material carried in the nucleus. While mitosis is […]

Pages: 2 Words: 604 Topics: Cell Cycle, Genetics, Mitosis

Genetics

Introduction The hereditary molecule that is tasked with carrying genetic instructions that are used in all living things in development, growth, reproduction and functioning is referred to as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). DNA molecules consist of two strands which are bipolar and are mostly coiled near to one another to form a spiral. This strands are […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1251 Topics: Biotechnology, Chemistry, Dna, Genetics

Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus 1, more specifically known as IDDM is a disorder concerning glucose homeostasis, which needs insulin therapy is generally seen in children. Diabetes is generally classified into 2 types IDDM (Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus) and the other NIDDM (Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus). Diabetes simply means an increase of glucose levels in the body as […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1030 Topics: Diabetes, Genetics, Health, Insulin, Medicine, Type 2 Diabetes

People with down Syndrome

This week, we learned a lot about genetics. But, there’s always two sides to a story. There’s the good side where the study of genetics can help us learn more about our past and our future. Then, there’s the down side where we discover the shocking amount of diseases that are traveling among the human […]

Pages: 2 Words: 533 Topics: Disease, Down Syndrome, Genetics, Health, Medicine

The Ethics of the Gay Gene

Homosexuality has existed in societies around the world for nearly all of recorded history. From indigenous tribes, to the Romans, Greeks, and even early Americans, a degree of fluid sexuality has permeated cultures around the globe. While homosexual behavior did not pose a large problem in society for much of history, cultural and religious shifts […]

Pages: 3 Words: 808 Topics: Genetics, Homosexuality, Human Sexuality, Lgbt, Sexual Orientation, Twin

What Causes Homosexuality?

Homosexuality has been a debatable topic for hundreds of years. Researchers and philosophers have tried to decode the characters who live through this phenomenon. Many people only associate sexual orientation with sexual attraction, but sexual orientation usually indicates intimate feelings, attraction, arousal, fantasy, and temptation (Benuto). Different faiths (i.e., Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism) consider having […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1394 Topics: Epigenetics, Gender, Genetics, Homosexuality, Human Sexuality, Lgbt, Sex, Sexual Orientation

The Mitosis Division

Introduction The mitosis division occurs in somatic cells and is opposed to the germ cell, which it undergoes Mitosis. Mitosis is following into the G2, and it occurs in the same time that cells begin to separate duplicate their content and divide them out. Toward the end of mitosis, the division of the cells yield […]

Pages: 3 Words: 864 Topics: Cell Cycle, Genetics, Mitosis

Research Paper: Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically modified organisms, otherwise referred to as GMOs, is a highly debated and researched topic throughout the world, however, highly prevalent in the United States today. It is plant, animals, or other organism in which their genetic makeup has been altered or modified by either genetic engineering or transgenic technology. GMOs are used either in […]

Pages: 7 Words: 1989 Topics: Biotechnology, Dna, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, GMO

Pro GMO: Feeding the World

To fully understand the benefits GMO’s we should first be able to define it. According to *source*, GMO’s in reference to agriculture is, a plant and or microorganism whose genetic makeup has been modified in a laboratory using genetic engineering or transgenic technology. (source, article.) GMO’s are not a newly introduced subject, in fact we […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1681 Topics: Agriculture, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, GMO

Culture Versus Evolution: Mating Preferences

There has been a question to what the purpose of life is. From a biological perspective, the question can be examined in a very simple fashion. The purpose of life is to reproduce and further the species. In order to do this, the human race must acquire quality mates in order for their best chance […]

Pages: 11 Words: 3183 Topics: Beauty, Competition, Evolution, Genetics, Homosexuality, Natural selection, Sex

Analysis of the Role of the HIF-1

This paper by Shen and collegues describes the role of the HIF-1 gene and the gene’s response to low oxygen levels in Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans). The hypoxia-inducible transcription factor (HIF-1) plays a critical role in being regulating systematic activities. The HIF-1? subunit contains proline residues which, in the presence of high oxygen levels are […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1458 Topics: Apoptosis, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Genetics

About the Cellular Basis of Cancer

At a cellular basis, cancer cells are not that different from normal cells. In fact, from a biological view point cancer cells originate from normal cells. The features of a cancer cell; such as migrating away from its origin point, mutating and replicating itself, evading cell death and providing itself with a supply of oxygen […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1885 Topics: Apoptosis, Biotechnology, Cancer, Cell Cycle, Dna, Genetics, Medicine

Role of P53 Protein in DNA Repair Mechanism

One of the most known tumor suppressors is p53 which has very low concentration because of short half-life time. Reason for this short half-life is E3 ubiquitin ligase MDM2. MDM2 is one of the genes regulated by transcription which p53 regulates. Increased p53 levels result also increased of MDM2 transcription rate, followed by this, it […]

Pages: 2 Words: 680 Topics: Apoptosis, Biotechnology, Genetics

Comparison of DNA Repair Kinetics after Radio- and Particle-Therapy in P53 Relevant B-cell

Lymphoma cell models. Abstract The induction of DNA-double-strand-breaks (DSB) is a hallmark of radiation induced cytotoxicity. Upon induction of DSBs, the cellular DNA repair machinery detects these lesions and activates signaling cascades which induce the repair of DSBs. A key component in DNA repair is the histone protein H2AX, which becomes rapidly phosphorylated on a […]

Pages: 11 Words: 3427 Topics: Apoptosis, Biotechnology, Cancer, Genetics

DNA-double-strand-breaks (DSB)

The induction of DNA-double-strand-breaks (DSB) is a hallmark of radiation induced cytotoxicity. Upon induction of DSBs, the cellular DNA repair machinery detects these lesions and activates signaling cascades which induce the repair of DSBs. A key component in DNA repair is the histone protein H2AX, which becomes rapidly phosphorylated on a serine four residues from […]

Pages: 11 Words: 3381 Topics: Apoptosis, Biotechnology, Cancer, Cell Cycle, Genetics

The Induction of Dna-Double-Strand-Breaks (Dsb)

Abstract The induction of DNA-double-strand-breaks (DSB) is a hallmark of radiation induced cytotoxicity. Upon induction of DSBs, the cellular DNA repair machinery detects these lesions and activates signaling cascades which induce the repair of DSBs. A key component in DNA repair is the histone protein H2AX, which becomes rapidly phosphorylated on a serine four residues […]

Pages: 11 Words: 3424 Topics: Apoptosis, Biotechnology, Cancer, Genetics

Chromosomal Abnormalities: down Syndrome

The human body is made up of trillions of cells. Cells are known as the basic building blocks of life. Every cell has a nucleus that contains genes, which store all of the genetic material (What is Down Syndrome, 2018). Genes are made up of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that is packaged into chromosomes, which are […]

Pages: 8 Words: 2435 Topics: Down Syndrome, Genetics, Health, Medicine

The Potential of Chromosomal Therapy in down Syndrome

Down Syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosomal abnormality genetic disease in the world. In the United States roughly 6,000 babies are born with Down Syndrome, about 1 out of every 650-100 live births every year (Bittles et al. 2004). Older mothers are more likely to have a baby affected by the chromosomal disorder than […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1435 Topics: Down Syndrome, Genetics, Medicine

Genetically Modified Plants

Genetically Modified Organisms, better known as GMO’s, are plants or animals whose gene code has been altered using genetic information from other living organisms such as bacteria, other plant species, animals, and even humans. Typically, genetic modification of plants involves the addition of genetic sequences coding for specific proteins that result in a desirable heritable […]

Pages: 8 Words: 2264 Topics: Agriculture, Food, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, GMO, Monsanto, Pesticide

Innate Immune Recognition of DNA

The cGAS is an innate immune sensor that detects double-stranded DNA. Detection of foreign DNA is an evolutionarily conserved mechanism that alerts the host immune system to mount a defense response to pathogen infections. But, there is also a challenging side for the host that how they distinguish the foreign DNA with the much abundant […]

Pages: 2 Words: 598 Topics: Anatomy, Apoptosis, Biotechnology, Dna, Genetics, Immune System

“Born Gay” Michael Abrams

In the article “Born Gay” Michael Abrams proposes question why men become gay. Is this due to the gay gene/genes or due to the environment where they grew up or other biological traits? Is being a homosexual is nature or nurture? He was looking at several researches and projects to find the answer. The author […]

Pages: 1 Words: 427 Topics: Genetics, Homosexuality, Human Sexuality, Nature versus nurture, Sex

GMO’s and World Hunger

As the world begins to feel the constraints of overpopulation and diminishing resources, the rate at which people are affected by chronic world hunger continues to grow exponentially (Geldof). Record climate change brought about by global warming and an increase in greenhouse emissions has increased the longevity of droughts, causing the desert to spread, and […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2218 Topics: Agriculture, Food, Food Security, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, GMO, Malnutrition

Exome Sequencing to Identify Rare Mutations Associated with Breast Cancer Susceptibility

Abstract Background – Breast cancer predisposition has been known to be caused by hereditary factors. New techniques particularly exome sequencing have allowed/ helped us to identify new and novel variants that exhibit a phenotype. Method – In this review we discuss the advantages of exome sequencing and how it could help in understanding the familial […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2003 Topics: Biotechnology, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Genetics

The Heritability of Language by Karin Stromswold

The journal article my group received is called The Heritability of Language by Karin Stromswold. The article is about how researchers were arguing the idea of how acquiring language was due to a specific language. The central argument of our journal was about how researchers were arguing if it came from our DNA or wondering […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1043 Topics: Adoption, Communication, Epistemology, Genetics, Heredity, Phenomenology, Twin

Combined Analysis of Genes

CDH1 CDH1 which is also known as E-cadherin founds on chromosome 16q22.1 and supports cell–cell adhesion by forming adhesive junctions in epithelial cells for inititating and preserving intercellular adhesion, cell polarirty, intercellular signalling and structure of tissue. There have many reports that emphasize on a fact that CDH1 is being expressed in several types of […]

Pages: 3 Words: 982 Topics: Apoptosis, Biotechnology, Cancer, Genetics

Mitosis and DNA Molecule

Replication is the copying of the genetic information from one DNA molecule into another DNA molecule. Mitosis and meiosis are similar in the fact that they make new cells. Mitosis replaces and repairs body cells, while meiosis makes gametes like eggs and sperm. Mitosis has an asexual reproduction, while meiosis has a sexual reproduction. These […]

Pages: 2 Words: 566 Topics: Cell Cycle, Genetics, Mitosis

Dangerous Food GMO

Do you know that you eat often the GMO foods in everyday life. GMO was detected in our favorite Ramen and popular canola oil. What is GMO? It is made ‘genetically modified foods’ shorter and it is a genetically recombinant creature that manipulates the genes of common life into a new breed. According to this […]

Pages: 1 Words: 331 Topics: Genetics, GMO

GMO’s: Feeding the World or Killing it

Many people today are often amazed by the amount of food and nutrients created a year for human consumption. The constant prominence of genetically modified (GMO) foods is not only intimidating, but confusing. The dictionary definition of GMO is genetically modified organism: an organism or microorganism whose genetic material has been altered by means of […]

Pages: 1 Words: 417 Topics: Food, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, GMO
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