Genetic Screening Essay

Genetic Screening Essay - Yacoub 1 Peter Yacoub Professor...

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Yacoub 1 Peter Yacoub Professor Stevenson English 1B October 30 2005 Should Stem Cell Research Be Accepted “Now we know, in large measure, our fate is in our genes.” These famous words were stated by the co-founder of DNA’s double helix structure, James Watson. In a large effect, in this day of modern science belief our fate is controlled by our genes. Our genes control our physical statue, our outward appearance; basically our entire bodily makeup is all determined by our genes. Mankind is at the edge of a new frontier in genetic medicine and gene therapy and how man advances into this field greatly depends on his ethics, morals, and the general acceptance of this new found knowledge. At the heart of the subject lies the controversy over stem cell research. Many questions arise such as; who should be tested? Who should have access to the information? And most important, does man have the right to correct any genetic defect no matter what the case is? Genetics provide powerful knowledge that is changing humanity’s view of itself and its relation to the rest of the universe. Genetic, cytogenetic and molecular genetic
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Yacoub 2 studies showed that the relatedness of human being to other living things on the planet, including plants, fungi and bacterium. Little change in DNA contributes to human variations. So, cells of human species are being studied through DNA analysis from populations, families, and individuals worldwide. A gene simply put is one of many discrete units of
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course ENG 1B taught by Professor Stevenson during the Spring '08 term at Saddleback.

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