Genetics and Technology
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October 16, 2014:
Suppose we have a geneticist who knows everything about genetics (how she got that knowledge isn't important to this question). She doesn’t just know everything we know now but everything we could possibly know. How much genetic engineering would she be able to do with our current level of technology?
May 16, 2014:
I heard they just passed a law requiring that GM foods be labeled as such in Vermont. This seems like a good idea to me. What do you think?
April 30, 2014:
Do geneticists encourage gene splicing for people who can pass a genetic disorder to their children? I guess what I am asking is if a parent would be required to undergo a genetic profiling before they are allowed to go ahead with their family planning? In so doing the embryo would be given a DNA scan and should there be any deformity that link would be removed, in order to create a perfect child.
April 22, 2014:
I went to a genetics workshop and they talked about altering the genes, in a cat with cancer for example, so that the cancer would glow and they could observe where it traveled. They didn't get a chance to get into the process so how does that work? How would you get the luminescent DNA into all of the cancer cells?
October 17, 2013:
Are GM foods bad for me?
June 26, 2013:
Woman A is in menopause and cannot produce eggs. Take the eggs out of woman B, strip out woman B's DNA and put in woman A's DNA. Then take the new eggs and fertilize with man A's sperm. Then implant those fertilized eggs into woman B to carry to full term. Would the resulting baby be man and woman A's full biological child?
March 20, 2013:
Do you think we'll ever bring back dinosaurs or mammoths? And should we?
February 28, 2013:
Is there some way to use genetics to wipe out all viral diseases?
August 22, 2012:
Why it is that human beings can not be cloned?
March 1, 2012:
Would it be possible to mix the DNA from multiple sperm cells, producing a single sperm cell with individual chromosomes from different males (say 16 from Male A, and 7 from Male B) and then combine this sperm with an egg?