By: Viven Yeo
The traditional central dogma of molecular biology is that protein-coding gene or DNA is transcribed into messenger RNA (mRNA), which is then translated into protein. Proteins then play their role in structure and function in the physiology of the human body. However, the completion of...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Gene therapy can be simply defined as a therapeutic technique which alters the genetic constituency of a cell in order to treat a specific disease. The concept was first introduced as early as 1972, although it was only in the year1990 that the FDA granted...
By: Viven Yeo
Lysosomes are membrane-bound organelles within cells. They contain enzymes that degrade unwanted proteins, fats and sugars. Lysosomal storage diseases are genetic diseases that result in defective lysosomal enzymes. A mutation in the gene that codes for a particular enzyme results in a dysfunctional enzyme. The...
Genetic screening issues
By: John Traveler
Genetic screening is a hard cold reality that every American, indeed, every human being should be concerned about. There are plenty of issues surrounding genetic screening to be considered, but there is one above and beyond all other that is most crucial to life liberty...
By: Retha Boswell
Apert Syndrome is a congenital disease with very distinct characteristics and a few possible causes. Congenital diseases are diseases that are present at birth and they do not appear over time. It is also considered a craniofacial and limb anomaly disease, meaning it affects the...
Characteristics and causes of Apert syndrome
By: Susan Smalls
Apert syndrome is a genetic disorder in which the skull bones of infants prematurely fuse together. This causes abnormal growth of the skull and face. It is a rare condition that affects about one in 65,000 children. Some estimates put the percentage as low...
An introduction to chromosomes, genes and DNA
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Understanding genetics involves understanding the basic components of heredity. The basic unit of heredity is the gene, which is a segment of DNA found on a chromosome. But what are these biological entities? And how do they relate to one another in complex genetic processes...

 

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