Learn about genetic engineering, gene manipulation and modification acheived by molecular cloning and transformation. You’ll also find discussions on the health of genetically modified foods and the ethics behind cloning and human genetic engineering.
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 long-term effects.
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.
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.
The genetic engineering on cows comes with its benefits and it drawbacks. In this article you will learn how the people and the environment can benefit from genetic engineering and what concerns some people may have.
Some genes have been found to be responsible for psoriasis, an autoimmune skin disease. Gene therapy could be the right treatment for the disease. This article discusses whether psoriasis gene therapy is available or not.
Everyone carries roughly half a dozen of defective genes, but stay blissfully ignorant of the fact until learning that they suffer from a genetic disease. Gene therapy is one of the potential treatment methods. Learn more about the pros of gene therapy.
The prevention of disease through genetic engineering is one of the major goals of different researches all over the world. As of the present time, gene therapy, the technique of correcting defective genes responsible for disease development, hopes to prevent life-threatening disease.
Wheat is one of the most important food crops on the planet. Yet, its production can’t keep up with the increase in population. One solution is genetic modification in wheat, which is discussed in this article, along with its pros and cons.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the precursor to AIDS, targets the immune system and makes it difficult for the body to fight infection. Once thought incurable, scientific research indicates that a cure for HIV may be on the horizon. Learn about the possible cure and its implications.
Is genetic engineering good or bad? This is a question heavily debated throughout the science community. Before you form an opinion, read this objective analysis to learn about the pros and cons of genetic engineering.
Scientists working on yeast have identified a way to make the microorganism live to the equivalent of 800 human years. This research may open up ways for scientists to extend the life span of human beings as well.
Therapeutic Cloning, or somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), is a somewhat controversial procedure that has been used to help heal and cure people. There are limitations to its widespread use, however. Some of the reasons are outlined here.
A faulty gene produces abnormal protein or no protein at all to cause disease. The treatment? Replace the bad gene with a good one. Simple in concept, harder in practice. Find out more about this fascinating technology with some key gene therapy facts.
Burkitt’s lymphoma is a particularly aggressive and virulent form of B-cell lymphoma, where tumours can sometimes double in size in 24 hours. However, despite this it is one of the most treatable and curable lymphomas. Further research may one day provide a gene therapy-based treatment.