DNA and Its Wonders
(Each Title corresponds with a picture on the Glog)
DNA in Society
Genetic Testing – Genetic Testing allows the diagnosis of how vulnerable an individual is to inherit the disease. The results of a genetic test can confirm a suspected genetic condition or help determine a person's chance to develop or pass on a genetic disorder. Being able to have this information is a great preliminary defense.
Crime Scene Investigation – As the world progresses with new innovations we now have the ability to genetically scan evidence from the crime scene such as fingerprints to find a suspect. Something as small as a strand of hair can lead up to finding a perpetrator.
DNA Microchip – Technology is growing daily. Soon there could be technology to create a small chip that encodes your whole DNA strand. All your data could be in the palm of your hand literally.
The Importance of DNA to a Cell
DNA in the Cell – DNA is the blueprint on how the cell runs, reproduces, repairs and builds itself. Without DNA, the cell is nothing; it cannot go about with everyday needs for the body.
The Malfunctions of DNA
Down Syndrome Diagram – When DNA has a mutation, an error will occur. The most common error is down syndrome. Down syndrome is when there is an extra chromosome 21, characterized by mild to severe mental impairment.
Kenny the Tiger – Kenny is a white tiger who has down syndrome. The only way to produce a white tiger is through inbreeding. Unfortunately, there are some fatal side effects of inbreeding like early deaths or still births.
Cystic Fibrosis Diagram – Cystic Fibrosis is a recessive genetic disorder that affects the lungs, liver, intestines, and pancreas. It will clog the lungs with mucus which can lead to life threatening infections in the lungs.
What DNA Means to Me
DNA Code Picture – I see DNA as the future. Soon I see DNA as the way we are identified. I see social security numbers and other forms of identity becoming...
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