Questions about genetic testing continue to be a topic of high debate for ethical reasons and affect the scientific community.
The genetics channel at BrightHub.com explores the fascinating world of human genetics. Managing Editor, Leigh Zaykoskiand a team of scientific writers explore the diverse and continuously expanding world of genetic discovery. From articles on basic genetics such as How to Find a Gene, or the Genetics of Red Hair, to topics on the cutting edge of scientific discovery, such as the discovery of the Childhood Cancer Neuroblastoma Gene, you will discover informative in-depth coverage on a site devoted to Science, Technology, Health and Education.
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Biotechnology encompasses the improvement and enhancement of organisms and has four major areas of application in the scientific and environmental communities.
Biotechnology has many uses and applications in the medical and health care industries and continues to provide improvements in the field.
Using genetic traits and traces, scientists are today able to rebuild possible replicas of what was surviving on the Earth before and from time to time.
In olden days, chemical substances were used to enhance performance of athletes. When this was discovered, chemicals were developed to hide the performance enhancing drugs. Today genetic code has been broken, and it is possible to induct a synthetic gene which could enhance the competitive power.
DNA, the key to all organisms, resides in polymers and monomers, and its backbone is a form of SUGAR !
The understanding of traits being retained or lost in populations in evolution is important, but what are the mechanisms that describe how traits stay or leave?
Few advances in modern science have been as controversial as cloning nor as debated as the ethics of cloning. This article looks at the debate, including the idea of human cloning and the ethical issues associated with this.
The Human Genome Project is one of the most ambitious projects undertaken in recent years. The Human Genome Project lasted 13 years, starting in 1990 and it’s completion in 2003.
The ability to research DNA and RNA in the last century gave a boost to biomedical engineering and pharmaceutical drugs. When it was found that DNA and RNA are a major part of the human body’s actions and reactions, it set off a chain of theories and research.
Genomics may sound familiar, as if it were a novel or a movie. What is it exactly? Genomics is the study of genes, what constitutes them, its structures, how it is related to DNA, and whether or not it can be manipulated, thereby creating a new gene or modifying it to behave in a particular manner.
Mechatronics is the scientific word for the reverse engineering and/or copying of biological functions of an organism used in various appliances that today dot the landscape of living human beings.
Macromolecular docking describes the way in which two very large molecules approach and interact with each other—in effect joining themselves—at least temporarily. Of prime importance in this maneuver is so-called “quaternary structure.” When the molecules are proteins, it is called protein docking.