By: Ann Rose Spencer
This topic affects me personally. I am a 33 year old woman (and mother) living with Parkinson's. I started experiencing symptoms at the age of 28. You never know when some life-changing disease or condition is going to come into your own life, or the...
What is cloned beef?
By: Sadra Hosseini
What if you could carve off a chunk of the most succulent slab of steak you've ever eaten, clone a bull from it, then produce weeks of identically delectable dinners? Irina Polejaeva, chief embryologist at ViaGen, a livestock-cloning lab in Austin, Texas, aims to bring...
By: Peggy Barnett
A Perspective on Bioengineering There is an expression, which is no longer commonly used, that states, "You can't see the forest for the trees". It means, of course, that by examining pieces of the larger whole exclusively, the meaning of the larger entity is lost...
By: James D. Fraser
"Electroshock treatment, hormonal therapies, genital mutilation, and brain surgery", according to Udo Schuklenk, et al., in his piece The Ethics of Genetic Research on Sexual Orientation, are among the "conversion therapies" used to "treat" homosexuals and change their sexual orientations. From this premise, Schuklenk argues...
By: Clyde Annach
The fast approaching of the mid term elections bring all the special interest champions out into the limelight. Advocates for special interests ranging from the environment to animal rights all view the political process as a means to advance their causes. Chief among these media...
By: Peggy Barnett
There is an expression, which is no longer commonly used, that states, "You can't see the forest for the trees". It means, of course, that by examining pieces of the larger whole exclusively, the meaning of the larger entity is lost. Genetics and bioengineering is...
By: George Efstathiou
Taking a life? Let's think clearly: Stem cells are cells coming from a fertilized ovum, a few days after fertilization. Just because there is a possibility that this 5 days embryo would have become a human being if it were in a woman's womb, doesn't...
By: Barnabas Stinson
Mitosis and meiosis are both forms of cell division in organisms. Although there are differences in the two processes, they are both very simple to understand and absolutely essential to life. Both take place only is Eukaryote cells (that is, cells with membrane-bound organelle. Non-bacterial...
By: Neeraja Sankaran
Apoptosis is a programmed system of cellular death or cellular "suicide" in multicellular organisms, which is as essential to the well being of the organism as any of the normal living functions of a cell. Consider our own bodies for instance. Each one of us...
By: Barnabas Stinson
Osmosis is essentially the diffusion of water. Diffusion is a process that happens naturally when a certain fluid (liquid or gas) is in a higher concentration in one place than it is in another. The fluid tends to move from the area of higher concentration...

 

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