Is genetic engineering ethical?
By: Kate Johns
Genetic engineering is not ethical. This is an issue that has been going on for years now, and it has not changed from my perspective. No it is not ethical. Essentially this is what Adolf Hitler was trying to do many years ago. He was...
Ethical problems in cloning animals and humans
By: Julie Bateman-Rees
Many people are worried about cloning humans and animals (more specifically people in this instance) because it may lead to a spare part culture, with clones being used as mindless meat bags, or an engineered slave race - an under class with no rights. Perhaps...
By: Janet Grischy
Each child is born with a complete set of genes, the genome. Half of anyone's genes come from the father, and half from the mother. (That is, ignoring mitochondrial DNA for the moment.) These genes were shuffled before they were passed on, and half...
By: Janet Grischy
A genetic disease is a disorder caused by a mutation that is either inherited or arises spontaneously. The battle against genetic disease is fought on many fronts. For most people though, it is best fought on a personal front, by gathering information in order to...
Biographies: Gregor Johann Mendel, the father of genetics
By: Alison Bowler
The man often called the father of modern genetic theory was born Johann Mendel into the poor farming family of Anton and Rosine Mendel in Heizendorf, Austria on July 22, 1822. This former part of Austria is now in the Czech Republic and the village...
Biographies: Gregor Johann Mendel, the father of genetics
By: Marlene Lee
GREGOR JOHANN MENDEL (1822-1884) is widely regarded as the the "father of genetics".He showed, through his experimental study of pea plants that the inheritance of traits followed specific laws. The significance of his work went unrecognised in his lifetime, but was rediscovered in the...
Is genetic engineering ethical?
By: John Traveler
This is a question fraught with ambiguities. First of all, exactly what is considered to be genetic engineering, and second who's definition of ethics do you want to use. Finally, is our analysis to be limited to logical and rational deduction or are we to...
By: Dan Blade
Genetic mutation has a significant influence in how evolution occurs. Essentially for genetic mutation to happen there has to be some kind of change in DNA. Mutation is in itself a change in the DNA and this directly impacts evolution.Darwin's theory of evolution is...
By: Can Tran
To be honest, we really should not be screwing around with nature. One could ask this question: "What is a super-human?" The obvious answer would be to watch "X-Men," "Heroes," "Dragon Ball Z," or "The 4400." A super-human would be...
By: Can Tran
Ever since DNA evidence was admissible in the court of law, crime solving had gone a very long way. When DNA was allowed to be used as evidence, many convictions were overturned and thrown out of the window. Some of the common cases were assault...

 

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