APPLICATIONS OF GENETIC ENGINEERING

APPLICATIONS OF GENETIC ENGINEERING - fibrosis,...

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APPLICATIONS OF GENETIC ENGINEERING   1. Genetically engineered products for medical therapy    a. Human insulin    b. Human growth hormone    c. Hepatitis B vaccine    d. t-PA    e. Erythropoietin    f. Interferon    g. Clotting Factor VIII     2. Diagnostic tools—DNA probes for the presence of particular genes of pathogens can test for  the presence of that gene (Southern blot)   3. Genetic screening---DNA probes test for the presence of specific defective genes (Cystic 
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Unformatted text preview: fibrosis, Huntington’s disease, inherited breast cancer) 4. Gene therapy---we may eventually be able to insert normal genes into cells of people with genetic defects ETHICS 1. What if we accidentally created very dangerous pathogens? 2. Should we tamper with the genes of a person? 3. Should we screen for genetic diseases and how would we control access to this information? 4. Could new biological warfare weapons be developed?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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