• Genetic Testing Healthcare Cancer Disease
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    Genetic Testing: Essential for the Future of US Healthcare System Healthcare in America is in a crisis. By 1996, more than 43 million Americans were uninsured. By 2010, the number is expected to rise to 57 million. These figures are already shocking, but they are even more so considering that the healthcare costs of the US total $1. 2 trillion or 15% of the gross national product (GNP) - the highest in the world. The rise in healthcare costs has been the result of a multitude of factors: aging o...
  • Human Genome Genetic Information Testing
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    .".. research on the human genome and the resulting applications open up vast prospects for progress in improving the health of individuals and of humankind as a whole... such research should fully respect human dignity, freedom and human rights, as well as the prohibition of all forms of discrimination based on genetic characteristics," (UNESCO Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights, July 1997) The Human Genome Project (HP) is a co-ordinated, international research programme, which ai...
  • Genetic Testing Engineering Scientists Form
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    Today there is not a person in the United States is familiar with Dolly the lamb. She is one of the many new advances made in genetic engineering. Genetic testing is being done all over the world and scientists are all after the same goal. Tremendous amount of funds have been spent to help researchers reach their goal in genetic engineering. It is now being forested that genetically ailing diseases could be wiped out along with famine and partial poverty. Genetic engineering may be able to help ...
  • Creating Human Life Through Genetics
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    Creating Human Life Through Genetics In today's world, people are learning a great deal in the rapidly growing and developing fields of science and technology. Almost Each day, an individual can see or hear about new discoveries and advances in these fields of study. One very common topic that has been in the news and social talk of all people recently is what us human beings will be able to do through the development of science and technology in the future. The most heated and controversial of ...
  • The Ethical Implications Of The Human Genome Project
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    The Ethical Implications of the Human Genome Project Imagine that an enormous space-traveling rocket was under construction in Florida. Books and articles described the selection of the crew, the construction problems, and the likely cost. However, little attention was paid to its destination or mission after it arrived. This was not what happened, of course, when the Apollo project landed men on the moon for the first time. This analogy works very well in describing another large government-fun...
  • Human Genome Project Genetic Test
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    Outline Thesis: Large corporations, such as insurance companies, and governments are looking to save money on future policyholders through the use of genetic testing. General information on the Human Genome Project Time of discussion leading up to implementation Who was involved Where does the funding come from Insurance Companies and discrimination Discrimination against unborn children Genetic testing for 'bad'; or unwanted traits Fix vs. Abort Not covering unborn with unwanted traits Denying ...
  • Pos And Neg Of Dna Profiling
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    The Positives and Negatives on DNA Profiling DNA testing has many uses, both positive and negative, in our society. Genetic profiling has been beneficial in paternity suits and rape cases, where the father or the assailant could be identified. However, despite its growing number of utilization's, DNA profiling is extremely hazardous when results are inaccurate or used to discriminate. Many have benefited from the genetic engineering that has developed at a frightening rate in the last decade. Ev...
  • Genetic Manipulation Yes Or No
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    Genetic Manipulation: Yes or No Genes, being part of the basic building blocks of man, control all aspects of one s life. They control how tall you are, what color your eyes are, and what diseases might afflict you in the future. Therefore, the manipulation of such genes can be a controversial topic. The controversy most likely stems from the ethical and social questions that are raised by this procedure. Jean Dausset, author of Scientific Knowledge and Human Dignity, and George B. Kutukdjian, ...
  • Breast Cancer Women Risk Test
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    Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Breast Cancer touches each of our lives in someway. Almost everyone knows somebody who has been touched by it, and many of us live in fear of what it will do to us personally. Breast cancer has been around ever since I can remember; it has affected my grandmother and my mother. Unfortunately my mother was not able to fight this terrible disease and died when I was only sixteen. These were very hard times for me, and ever since then, my life has never been the sa...
  • Argumentative Essay On Genetic Testing
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    Although genetic testing can benefit society in numerous ways, such as the diagnosis of vulnerabilities to inherited diseases and ancestry verification, it also has the precarious capability to become a tool in selecting a more favorable genetic makeup of an individuals and ultimately cloning humans. Genetic testing will depreciate our quality of life and may result in discrimination, invasion of privacy, and harmful gene therapy. In 1993 a pamphlet by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute w...
  • Genome Project Human Genetic Genes
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    The Human Genome Project has been marked by criticism since the projects initiation in the late 1980's. The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international, combined research program, which sought to completely map and understand the human genome and to identify all genes present in it. The two parties involved in deciphering the human genome were the privately funded Celera Genomics and the publicly funded Human Genome Project (Celera was set up eight years after HGP commenced). The two rivals ...
  • Human Genome Project Genetic Test
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    Human Genome Project Scientists are taking medical technology to new heights as they race to map all of the genes in our body. There are about 100, 000, in the 23 chromosomes of the human body. In doing this they hope that they can understand the basis of the genes and maybe even develop methods of treating certain genetic diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Muscular Dystrophy. The scientists identify the DNA sequence of someone with the disease and then compare it to a person without the disease....
  • Tay Sachs Disease Late Onset
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    TAY-SACHS DISEASE This condition, Tay-Sachs Disease, is due to the reduction of a key enzyme. This missing enzyme is hexosominidase and is commonly referred to as Hex A. When this enzyme is missing in lipids (fats), GMZ ganglioside accumulates in inert cells. Hex A is key and is needed to break up and regulate lipids. When GMZ builds up in the neurons, the functions of the nervous system are affected. This leads to mental retardation, damages in the nervous system, and results in death by age 5....
  • Genetic Testing Public Health
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    Genetic Testing for Diseases There is more than enough ethical mud in genetics of 1998 to keep physicians, lawyers, scientists and bioethicist's on guard. A majority is unaware of the progress made in routine and exotic genetics, and most are caught off guard by each new technology. At the same time, in the United States most scientists receive no more than a few hours training in ethics, most physicians take no training in genetics, and it was revealed in 1997 that less than 16% of those who re...
  • Insurance And Genetics Genetic Testing
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    INSURANCE AND GENETIC TESTING Do you have health insurance When you go to the doctor do you think about how your insurance gives you coverage When your pay check is a little short because of your premium are you angry I would like to discuss with you what is going to happen when genetic testing becomes more widely used. In order to discuss how genetic testing is going to affect the insurance industry we must first discuss how insurance works. I know that there are two sides to every story, so I ...
  • Essay Opposing Genetic Testing
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    Since the discovery of the DNA molecule in 1952, scientists have been working to understand how it works and which segments influence which parts or functions of the body. The Human Genome Project, begun in October 1990, hopes to identify these segments. Once the "normal" genetic sequences are identified, scientists work to find mutations that result in genetic disorders. A number of these mutations have been found and tests are being developed to help identify individuals carrying these mutatio...
  • Tay Sachs Disease Web Hex Gene
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    Tay Sachs disease (TSD) What is TSD? TSD is a rare hereditary disease caused by a genetic mutation that leaves the body unable to produce an enzyme (hex A) necessary for fat metabolism in nerve cells, producing central nervous system degeneration. The disease is named for a British ophthalmologist, Warren Tay, who first described the disease, in 1881, and a New York neurologist, Bernard Sachs, who first described the cellular changes and the genetic nature of the disease, in 1887. Tay-Sachs Dise...
  • Eugenics Discussion Genetic Testing
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    Genetic Testing And Individuals With Disabilities Some individuals within the disabilities community have stated that the use of genetic testing, which results in the abortion of fetuses with certain traits or dispositions, can be interpreted as a form of eugenics. Prenatal screening programs that prevent the occurrence of children being born do exist, as noted earlier in the state of California. "The success of the program is evaluated not in terms of information given to mothers but rather in ...
  • A Look At The Human Genome Projecta Project
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    A Massive Project for the Benefit of Mankind: A Look at the Human Genome Project Scientists are taking medical technology to new heights as they race to map all of the genes, nearly 100, 000, in the 23 chromosomes of the human body. Along the way, they hope to understand the basis of, and maybe even develop methods of treating certain genetic diseases, such as Alzheimer s and Muscular Dystrophy. They plan to do this by identifying the DNA sequence of an abnormal gene in which a disease originate...
  • Genetic Information Project Gene Insurance
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    A Massive Project For The Benefit OfA Massive Project For The Benefit Of Mankind: A Look At The Human Genome Project A Massive Project for the Benefit of Mankind: A Look at the Human Genome Project Scientists are taking medical technology to new heights as they race to map all of the genes, nearly 100, 000, in the 23 chromosomes of the human body. Along the way, they hope to understand the basis of, and maybe even develop methods of treating certain genetic diseases, such as Alzheimer? s and Mus...