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The Gene Lab 1. Introduction The purpose of this report is to inform dog breeders of a very common genetic disease known as Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). The report will also inform buyers of the disease so they are aware of the disorder and they can check to dog’s pedigree for the disease. PRA could affect any dog, as a result of this it is recommended that the offspring should be examined by a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist and screened for the existence of the disorder....

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Gene Technology

Week 8 Assignment 2: Gene Technology Introduction to Biology Mr. James Cox March 3, 2013 Gene technology is the term given to a range of activities concerned with understanding the expression of genes, taking advantage of natural genetic variation, modifying genes and transferring genes to new hosts. Gene technology sits within the broader area of biotechnology – the use of living things to make or change products. Humans have been using biotechnology for centuries...

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Gene Therapy

 WHAT IS GENE THERAPY? Gene therapy is the transfer of recombinant DNA into an individual’s body cells, with the intent to correct a genetic defect or treat a disease. The transfer occurs by the way of lipid clusters or genetically engineered viruses, inserts an unmutated gene into an individual’s chromosomes. It is basically a method for fixing defective genes that cause diseases. As Starr, Evers & Starr (2013) stated, there are over 15,000 serious genetic disorders in the world. Most...

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Gene Mutations

GENE MUTATION,TYPES OF MUTATIONS 1. Gene Mutation A Gene Mutation is defined as an alternation in the sequence of nucleotides in DNA. It can affect a single nucleotide pair or larger gene segments of a chromosome. Mutations cause changes in the genetic code which lead to genetic variation and the potential to develop disease. What causes Gene Mutation? → Gene mutations are most commonly caused as a result of two types of occurrences. 1. Environmental factors Ex) chemicals, radiation...

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Gene Cloning

Lecture 10 Gene cloning BIOLOGY Campbell, Reece and Mitchell Chapter 20 Gene cloning technology Also known as: Genetic engineering or Genetic manipulation (GM) technology – implies precision engineering being applied to DNA molecules Recombinant DNA technology - implies that new combinations of DNA molecules can be made I.e. “recombinant” DNA molecules Overview of Genetic Engineering procedure 1. Making recombinant DNA molecules that can replicate in bacterial cells Genetic engineering...

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Genes Review

Genes Review 1) Selective breeding – chosen based on what can be seen and detected (favourable phenotype) Genetic engineering – selected based on genes 2) - DNA are found in nucleus (where most DNA are found), mitochondria, chloroplast 3) - Translation requires ribosome, mRNA, tRNA (anticodon) and amino acids - DNA template, polymerase for transcription 4) Mitosis generates daughter cells that are identical Meiosis – homologous recombination 5) DNA coding sequence: 5` GGGCCCTTTAAA...

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Gene and Vincent

life. Vincent was always being treated as second best because of his genetic makeup. As the film progresses we find Vincent proves to be just as capable as any other employee at Gattaca even though he was a “degenerate”. Vincent states “there is no gene for fate” meaning that even in this modern day, if a person is put down and considered less superior than someone they can achieve anything with hard work and determination. We see signs of prejudice early in the film where as courage was shown more...

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Gene and Fundamental Building Blocks

‘After all, there is no gene for fate.’ Gattaca suggests that we are responsible for our own destiny. Discuss. The world of Gattaca is one in which one’s fate is seemingly pre-determined by his genes. From the schooling that a person gets, to the type of work that he would get later on in his life, desire seemed to be irrelevant, with the genetic make-up being either his passport to a prosperous life, or his ‘ball and chain’. In such adversity, however, we see Vincent triumph over all the obstacles...

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Sex Linked Genes

A particularly important category of genetic linkage has to do with the X and Y sex chromosomes. These not only carry the genes that determine male and female traits but also those for some other characteristics as well. Genes that are carried by either sex chromosome are said to be sex linked. Men normally have an X and a Y combination of sex chromosomes, while women have two X's. Since only men inherit Y chromosomes, they are the only ones to inherit Y-linked traits. Men and women can get...

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Should Genes Be Patented?

Should Genes Be Patented? The issue of gene patenting sparked intense controversy throughout the nation that culminated with the Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics Supreme Court case, which concluded this past June. The case regarded Myriad Genetics, a molecular diagnostic company based in Salt Lake City, and its patents on genes that correlate with an increased risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Prior to the ruling, the company’s possession of these patents entailed...

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