Genetic Engineering

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  • How Can Malaria Be Prevented?

    Malaria is a huge problem in many parts of the world. In sub-Saharan Africa there are one million deaths per year to the disease. There is a great need for better prevention and protection. Genetically modified mosquitoes offer a potentially viable...
    By Paul Arnold July 11, 2011 

  • Is Genetically Modified Food Safe? Benefits and Risk of Food and Livestock Modification

    Genetic engineering of livestock and produce is a practice that is in full swing. Since modifiers are not currently required to place labels on their products, many are wondering what genetic engineering is exactly, and if the practice is safe and without...
    By Jennifer Gonzalez June 30, 2011 

  • The Role of Morality in Genetic Engineering

    In this article, the role which morality plays in the field of genetic engineering as well as the common moral or ethical issues being debated at present have been discussed.
    By Superbwriter June 30, 2011 


  • Synthetic Biology and Protein Engineering: Directed Evolution

    Using the directed evolution method, you can create proteins and enzymes with specific properties for specific purposes in agriculture, industry and medicine. Directed evolution allows you to create these enzymes in a shorter period and it also helps...
    By Sonal Panse June 27, 2011 

  • Genetic Engineering and Its Disadvantages

    Genetic engineering has its uses as well as its disadvantages. Read on to learn more about the process and when it may not be beneficial.
    By Superbwriter May 31, 2011 

  • The Advantages & Disadvantages of Genetically Modified Food: Both Sides of the Debate

    The number of countries growing genetically modified crops has increased in recent years causing much debate over the safety of these products. Supporters claim it will feed the world and promote better health and ecological welfare, while others believe...
    By Sonal Panse May 22, 2011 


  • Benefits and Risks of Genetic Engineering

    The goal of genetic engineering is to make debilitating diseases a thing of the past. While this is a noble goal, this branch of science also has risks. Learn about the pros and cons of genetic engineering and decide for yourself if the benefits outweigh...
    By Paul Arnold May 19, 2011 

  • What is the Science Behind "Genetic Babies"?

    Think designer babies are a thing out of a scary science fiction novel? Not only are we headed in the direction of altering the genetics of our offspring - to an extent - we already are performing similar feats.
    By sidwilliamsiii April 27, 2011 

  • Genetically Modified Foods FAQ

    GM Foods are controversial. Depending on your view point they can increase crop yield and help to solve world hunger or they are purely designed to boost the profits of big corporations. What do you think? Find out more in our genetically modified...
    By ScientificAge April 17, 2011 

  • Radioactive Materials Used in Genetic Engineering

    The radioactive materials used in genetic engineering include radioactive isotopes and nucleotides. In this article, you will learn how and why radioactive isotopes and nucleotides are used in genetic engineering.
    By Finn Orfano March 31, 2011 
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