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: Barnaby Meins
Imagine you see something fluttering around you one day. It could be a moth or a butterfly but you just don't know how to tell them apart. Well, according to entomologists (people who study insects), the defining difference, without any exception, is in its antennae...
By: Charles Brokaw
Bioterrorism can be found in history as far back as 1346 in a city on the Black Sea called Kaffa. In this case Tartar warriors from western Asia camped outside the city in hopes to take it over. After awhile some of the warriors came...
By: Subhankar Chakraborty
COMPARATIVE GENOMIC HYBRIDIZATION (CGH)Comparative genomic hybridization is a technique to study changes in copy number of DNA. Classical CGH procedure consists in labeling DNA from the "test" patient" with a particular fluorescent dye that emits green light, while DNA from a normal individual serves as...
By: Subhankar Chakraborty
Serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE)SAGE is based on the principle that every gene can be identified by a unique tag located near the 3'-end of its mRNA. As there are 4 nitrogen bases A, T, G and C, a 10 bp tag gives us...
By: Subhankar Chakraborty
Subtractive hybridizationSubtractive hybridization (SH) is a technique which is used to determine the difference between two genomes, i.e. if two DNA samples are otherwise identical except for a region that has been deleted (as is common in several cancers) or added (as in case...
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: William Charles Wright
Agent Smith, played by Hugo Weaving, is my favorite character in the "Matrix" films. I prefer the first installment of the trilogy because it's the one where Smith gets to speak his mind. I'm particularly intrigued by his thoughts on human nature, and there is...

 

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