I have never heard of Epigenetic until today. I found today’s forum very interesting and enlightening. Epigenetic literally means above the genome. Genomes are like a computer, Epigenome is like the software, it tells the cells when to work, how to work, and how much to work. It also tells our cells what type of cells to be. For example, skin, hair, heart and liver cells. Epigenetic is still a fairly recent development in the study of our genetics. Before we used to think that certain information wasn’t passed down through generations. But, after studying the epigenome, it became apparent that it is possible for information to be passed down from parents to up to two generations of family. One of the studies that we observed in today’s forum was the study of how the epigenome affected rats and their children. There were rats with identical sets of genes, except for one had Methyl Groups that would turn off a certain gene and the other rats’ gene would not get turned off. This led to one rat being obese with a yellow coat and the other mouse was skinny with a brown coat. The subsequent offspring of these mice tended to also share the coats and weights of their mothers. Another study was smoking and second hand smoke. The study was pregnant mothers expecting children, especially girls, were at a very high risk of being effected by their parents actions, and not only the children, but their grandchildren. But the effect cannot really be proven until the great grandchildren. This is because the great grandchildren were
model, than was previously thought.
B. Relevant Vocabulary
1. Mutations: A mutation is a permanent change in the DNA sequence of a gene.
2. Genotypes: The genotype is the genetic makeup of a cell, an organism, or an individual.
3. Somatic Mutation: Somatic mutation is an alteration in DNA that occurs after conception. It can occur in any of the cells of the body except the germ cells (sperm and egg) and therefore are not passed on to children.
4. Chimerism: Chimerism is a
Human genes can be compared to pieces of a puzzle that fit together to form the entire picture. As our nation continues to advance in science and medicine there have been recent developments in the study of genetics and many diseases. Gene therapy is still experimental however; has provided for many major medical advancements in preventing disease through control of gene expressions. It is important to
that is talking to them.
There is no clear cause for autism, even though most neurological studies seem to show a dysfunction in the brain as a possible reason. Autism has been found in children with brain abnormalities such as congenital rubella syndrome, neurofibromatosis, and tuberous sclerosis. Autism can also be present in genetic syndromes such as fragile X syndrome and phenylketonuria. Some research has shown that there may be an autism gene, or two genes working together. These genes
be at risk and these scientists can possibly save a life, consent and disclosure forms prevent this from occurring. Knowing this is the right choice to make ethically scientists can't due so by law.
Genetic mapping has become very useful when it comes to tracking down a gene that has been transmitted from a parent to a child through one, or more genes. This process also lets scientists know which exact chromosome the gene is located on and where on the chromosome. Once the study is started
time to just sit around.. By keeping them active we are keeping the chances
of this disorder from getting worse. Muscular dystophy is going to affect them for the rest of their lives. While taking the medication Jenny and Bob should do gene
therapy and muscle therapy. I would recommend they do this two or three days out of a week. This disorder has rarely ever been cured, we are hoping that with
new advances in medicine and therapy that we will find a disorder. If Jenny and Bob Miller wish to participate in any experimental methods, they should talk to their
doctor and family. This will give them a better insight on possibility of finding a cure and the risks of doing the experiment.
Will our children and grandchildren live in a better world, or will economic and social conditions decline? Every culture has worried over this question—often for good reason. One would think that modern man, living amid ever-rising material comforts and a security unimagined by his ancestors, would have moved beyond this fear. But despite our growing prosperity there is a renewed fear in many quarters that we are living on borrowed time, because we’re running out of resources and endangering
syndrome are slower in mental and physical development. Many people with Down syndrome have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). This is a disability which will cause them to be limited on intellectual abilities and their adaptive behaviors.
Gene therapy is an experimental treatment that doctors can be used to treat or prevent disease. Doctors cannot do gene therapy on a person that has Down syndrome because it will alter the person’s genetic code. Genetic therapy would not be
BRCA 1 GENE
1. What is the official name of the gene you were assigned? The official name of this gene is “breast cancer 1, early onset.” BRCA1 is the gene's official symbol.
2. Describe the “normal” function of the gene. The BRCA1 gene belongs to a class of genes known as tumor suppressor genes. Like many other tumor suppressors, the protein produced from the BRCA1 gene helps prevent cells from growing and dividing too rapidly or in an uncontrolled way. The BRCA1 gene provides instructions
his business for his plan is divine and everything has a reason. Throughout this paper I am going to show why Gene Therapy is a great innovative mold not only for the scientific future but for human kind as a whole.
Evidence to support gene therapy is undeniable because it could save and heal millions of people from defect genetic disorders that force them into short life of suffering. We can test the genetic probability of someones potential for ALS or other genetically inherited diseases
Gene One's Vision
An organization's vision is not about what the company is today. It is about what the company desires and plans to be in the future. The vision statement is intended mainly for the employees and customers. Its purpose is to provide direction and help set goals which properly motivate employees to act in a positive manner. In order for the goals to be effective, the employees must believe that the vision statement is obtainable. It should be challenging, but at the same time