Genetics and Technology
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February 16, 2011:
I have heard that bananas can now be genetically modified to carry vaccines. Is this any different from the GM foods we see on the grocery store shelves every day? Do you think bioengineered foods will be taken beyond food preservation and pesticide resistance?
November 17, 2010:
I have heard that the ART (artificial reproductive technology) procedure ICSI, where a sperm is injected directly into an egg, can result in genetic abnormalities in the resulting fetus. Can you tell me about them? How common are they?
August 26, 2010:
I would love my children to physically look like me. Is it possible? If yes, how can I achieve it?
February 25, 2010:
For bacteria to make insulin, where do they get the insulin gene to insert into the bacteria?
December 16, 2009:
How do scientists figure out that a certain gene is involved in a certain trait? Like, how did they find the blue eye gene?
November 5, 2009:
Can I buy (GM) golden rice? I have looked for it and have not been able to find it.
November 20, 2008:
Could Ebola and cold viruses combine to make some sort of supervirus?
October 2, 2008:
I heard recently that they created stem cells from other somatic cells of the body. How is this possible?
September 25, 2008:
Can stem cells help one with liver cancer?
September 11, 2008:
What is cord blood and what diseases does it cure currently? Can it be used to treat siblings and parents diseases? Is it really as helpful as the collection agencies make them sound? Is it worth the investment?