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Genetically engineered drugs genes used to treat

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Genetically Engineered Drugs Genes used to treat disease aren’t usually inserted directly into human beings. Instead they are placed into other organisms, caus- ing them to produce substances that can be used to treat human diseases and disorders. Genetically produced medicines include treatments for burns and ulcers, growth defects, and ovarian and breast cancers. Factor VIII medicines treat hemophilia. Genetic engi- neering also is used to produce some vaccines that prevent diseases. Gene therapy Applying Health Skills Accessing Information. Research a partic- ular genetic disorder. Prepare a presentation that summarizes the cause, symptoms, and treatment of the disorder and the latest research being conducted. Explain how technology has impacted the health status of individuals, families, communities, and the world. T wo purposes of the Human Genome Project are to identify all of the genes in human DNA and to determine the sequences of the 3 billion base pairs that make up human DNA. A working draft of the entire human genome sequence was announced in June 2000. Scientists hope to use the information from the project to improve diagnosis and treatment for approximately 4,000 human genetic disorders. health.glencoe.com
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ramatic physical and mental changes take place as D an infant grows through childhood. Many scien- tists have studied these changes, and they have devel- oped different theories about them. One of the most widely accepted theories of development is that of psychologist Erik Erikson. Childhood Development ccording to Erikson, each individual passes through A eight developmental stages during his or her life. Each stage is characterized by events that need to happen in order for a person to continue growing toward becoming a healthy, mature adult. Success in each stage is dependent on an individual’s experiences during that stage. Partial development at one stage can be overcome by devel- opmental successes in following stages. The four stages that apply to infancy and childhood are summarized in Figure 19.5. Infancy Infancy is the period of fastest growth in a person’s life. During this time a child’s weight may triple, and his or her height may developmental tasks 504 Chapter 19 Prenatal Development and Birth VOCABULARY developmental tasks autonomy scoliosis Infancy and Childhood YOU’LL LEARN TO Identify and explain the developmental tasks of childhood. Analyze the influence of laws and policies on health-related issues including health screenings for children. Research various school and community health services that offer vision and hearing screenings and immunization programs for children. Do you or any of your friends have younger brothers or sisters? List activities and behaviors you have noticed about younger siblings. Look for patterns among children of similar ages.
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