This was a presentation I made for the Genetic Diseases class. It is an insight into the genetic disease PKU.
This is a segment of an email I sent to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren discussing GMO’s …Genetically Modified Organism is an incredibly vague term that is often used to describe crops that have had genes added or removed from them for a specific purpose. A well-known example of this is Golden Rice. Golden Rice is … Continue reading A Letter on GMO’s
In the past several years, a new technology has arisen known as Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs. GMOs are organisms that have had their genetics purposefully changed by humans in specific ways. This is different than selective breeding where the genetics are changed slowly and imprecisely. GMOs are also different because the introduced genetic code … Continue reading Genetically Modified Organisms, the Step into a Golden Age, or the End of Mankind?
Huntington’s Disease is a genetic disorder caused by an inability to produce properly formed Huntingtin Protein. The day’s functional protein is caused by a series of CAG repeats along one part of Chromosome 4. The altered Huntingtin causes neurological breakdown in the Basal Ganglia and cortex leading to difficult cross-brain communication and motor control dysfunction. The … Continue reading The Science of Huntington’s Disease
The Human Genome is a complex and intricate environment that, through mutations, inheritance, and relative strengths of genes, can change and develop over time. Sometimes, these changes prove valuable, an example being the loss of hair in humans leading to better performance in long distance running, but this change can also prove problematic. These problems … Continue reading Autosomal Inheritance
The sciences of Ecology and Genetics has been evolving over time ever since Charles Darwin set forth the ideas that would lead to their intertwining. One documentary, What Darwin Never Knew, delves into this evolution of knowledge in an intelligent but understandable manner. The show starts by setting the basis of Darwin’s work and its origins. … Continue reading The Power of Evolution