• Perfect Son Child Things People
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    Mutation, by Robin Cook, is a twisted and scientific adventure, of a man's dream to create the perfect son. He succeeds in his quest yet, his results are not what you might say praiseworthy. Victor, the main character, tried to create the perfect son. He later discovers that his so-called perfect son, VJ, is not who and what he thought. VJ is a mastermind who is obsessed with learning as much as he can, and kills whoever gets in his way. Tampering with genetic makeup and cloning, are not good ex...
  • 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...
  • Genetic Engineering People Scientists Technology
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    The New Future Technology has been growing at a tremendous rate. From the telephone, to the car, to the airplane, to the computer, and finally the internet. This is just a very brief history of technology, but it shows how much it has benefited us. The sole purpose of technology is to improve the lives of society. The next addition to the technology time-line will be genetic engineering. Although we are very hindered in the knowledge of genetic engineering because of ethical reasons, the known p...
  • Human Genome Genes Project Disease
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    What is the "Human Genome Project?" Well according to National Institutes of Health and the Department of Energy it is a federally funded U. S. scientific project to identify both the genes and the entire sequence of DNA base pairs that make up the human genome. For those of you that do not know what human genome is it is all the genes and traits that make us up. The past, present, and future are very bright on this project. It all began in 1990, the main study's goal is to understand the basis ...
  • Genetic Manipulation Should Not Be Allowed
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    Imagine a world where humans are able to play around with their genes. You could remove a genetic disorder plaguing your family, add another 20 points to your son's IQ or even change your daughter's gender. With the advent of new and improved technology on genetic manipulation barging on our doorsteps, many people believe that all this will soon become possible. But is genetic manipulation really this miraculous? History of failed genetic experiments, time and time again, have shown that perhaps...
  • Mutated Gene Hiv Men Study
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    People who inherit only one copy of a mutated gene that has an effect on HIV's ability to enter CD 4 T-helper cells appear to be substantially less likely to become infected with the virus, according to a new report by researchers at New York University School of Medicine in New York City and collaborators at other institutions. Such a protective effect, if proven, falls far short of completely safeguarding individuals who carry a single copy of the gene mutation from the risk of HIV infection. ...