An overview of human cloning
By: Robert Williscroft
The human condition has two and only two absolutes. Born we are, and die we must. Everything between is a crap shoot; we control or not, influence or not, prevent or not - except birth and death.From primitive times birth has been haphazard at...
Will the discovery of a fat gene prevent obesity
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
There is no one single gene that causes obesity. Weight gain is the byproduct of multiple systems acting to increase hunger, reduce metabolism, and absorb and store fatty acids. If there is a "fat gene", it is most likely a set of interacting genes and...
By: Y Tian
Who are my ancestors?That is a question that often spontaneously bursts into people's mind. Sure, the majority of us know who our parents are. Some of us may even be fortunate enough to know/remember our grandparents. But great-grandparents? Great-great-grandparents? Even for those that have...
By: John Gugie
There are many legal implications of cloning people or animals. These implications need to be discussed and agreed upon before we proceed with cloning and genetic engineering of people or animals.The main issue of cloning is the rights of the being or creature that...
By: Karen Loudermilk
Yes human cloning is too close for comfort. I know that there are a lot of good that did come out of this. I think that cloning organs and parts that would help sustain life, is great. The cloning of a person a whole individual...
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
There are approximately 24,000 human genes encoding every protein and structure in the human body, including the metabolic enzymes, the proteins and structures of cell division, the keratin protecting skin cells, the plasma proteins carrying nutrients through the blood, the synaptic structures of the...
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
A person who is color blind is unable to distinguish between particular colors. Color blindness is a sex-linked recessive genetic disorder, so men are more often affected than women and it is present from birth. However, the characteristics of color bindness may also arise when...
Will the discovery of a fat gene prevent obesity
By: John Toscano
It has long been suspected that there is a genetic predisposition to obesity but finding a gene or genes responsible has proved elusive. When a clear suspect did emerge, it turned out to be a gene that was already well known, but for different reasons...
By: Dean Michalak
Here goes, I am currently getting a 98.8% in my college bio class, so I hope I do my teachers justice! All living things are made of cells, including humans. The cell can take many shapes, and the shapes determine the name the cell...
By: Dean Michalak
Have you ever sat in the mall one day, and noticed that nobody has the same features? You can sit and watch hundreds of people and never see two identical people-except twins! You can see people with the same nose, or eye color, or hair...

 

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