Genes, Behaviour and Evolution
* What are the differences between genetics and other fields of biology?
the box is an individual organism. how organisms work if first you develop from an embryo to a system.
development is dependent on genes, the environme
its one of the more common disorders (not as
common as depression). a mind split from
reality and the term for patients are crazy
people! the majority of the people who are
classified as crazy are schizophrenic. it strikes
people about late 18 and early 2
We are survival machine
for our genes and they
just use us as a means
to replicate themselves
and do what they want.
Usually you and your
genes want the same
thing and that is survival.
They want you to have
babies because more
copies for them.
The Two Genetics
1. Genetics is the study of biology at the level of the gene.
(Watson & Crick)
* Genetics means different
things depending on which
context you use it! for each
group the techniques are
* before genetics we studied
biology at t
McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law
GENETICS AND HUMAN BEHAVIOUR:
ETHICS AND LAW
MARGARET A. SOMERVILLE
AM, FRSC, A.u.A. (pharm.), LL.B. (hons.),
D.C.L., LL.D. (hons.caus.)
Copyright 2003 Margaret A. Somerville
Not to be copied or cite
MOLECULAR BASIS OF EPIGENETICS
Sept 29, 2015 2:35-3:55 PM
Laura S. Stone
McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry
Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain
Departments of Pharmacology & Therapeuti
Where once there was
a God of Anger, now there is a gene of
aggression. Where once there was a
God of Wine, now there is a gene of
alcoholism. In ancient Greece, Phobos
was the God of Fear. Today he is gene
SLC6A4, whose specific Olympian
dwelling place i
Technical Hurdles to Analyzing DNA
Problem: Theres a lot of other stuff in cells.
Solution: Genomic DNA isolation
Problem: There isnt a lot of DNA.
Solution: The polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Problem: A DNA molecule is pretty long.
under stress, somewhere somehow your
brain decides that you are under stress.
that message will get to hypothalamus
(releasing CRH). at that point everything
happens outside the brain. CRH goes to
pituitary and releases ACTH.
ACTH goes to adrenal cortex,
Variability in Pain and Pain Inhibition in Humans
A) these people had surgery and the
experiment was done after they woke
up from anestasia.
B) if the pain was more than 30 they
were given a dose of morphin. and if
after another hour they had more th