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James Shamrock Critique Paper Number 2 January 24, 2008 The Human Genome The second topic discussed in our Natural Science Colloquium this semester was the Human Genome. The topic was presented by a faculty member concentrating in Biology, Dr. Monte Turner. I was able to remember a few things every now and then throughout the presentation from my ninth grade biology class. Nonetheless, going into this seminar I was pretty much clueless on what exactly encompasses the Human Genome and how it works. I believe the presentation was organized in a proper fashion, flowing smoothly from one idea to the next. To be quite honest, I found it difficult to grab a grasp on portions of the presentation and found myself not knowing what exactly was being talked about. Since this is such an in-depth and technical topic, I believe the speaker should
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Unformatted text preview: have provided more visual demonstrations to show a visual of exactly what is going on with the human genome. I am not saying this needed to be done, but I just feel it is easier to understand a subject with a visual aid. I found it crazy to believe that a human being is composed of 2.8 billion genotypes. The crossover of two chromosomes is the product of an offspring. This explains how you have genes from your parents, both your mother and father. Though a person has a gene it can still be altered. Everything dealing with the Human Genome is a probability something can occur, whether it be how a person looks or acts. For example, just because a person possesses a single nucleotide polymorphism for blue eyes does not ensure that infact that person will have blue eyes....
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