Other Genetic Principles
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December 3, 2010: I just read about that bacteria that can live in arsenic. This is kind of cool but what's the big deal? It isn't really E.T. or anything.
October 28, 2010:
Are cells designed to only work with specific DNA types? For example, can human DNA work in a tomato cell? If not, why not?
June 11, 2010:
What is it like to be a genetic scientist? My friend is a total science nerd and wants to be one when she grows up. (Lame, right?)
May 28, 2010:
If someone is born with a mutation, like violet eyes, can their offspring have violet eyes too?
September 2, 2009: If people get some genes from their mom and some genes from their dad, do you have some of your own genes?
February 20, 2009:
What are the traits called when they skip 2 generations and appear on the 2nd? Like for example my grandparents have it and it skips my parents and comes up in me. What's that called? Is there such a thing as a dead trait that only appears once and is gone forever...
May 29, 2008:
I am curious if there is any evidence that a gene is more likely to be passed on if it is turned on. Also, is an on gene more likely to be affected by mutation?
March 20, 2008: What causes the alleles in the genes to be turned off in certain areas of the body where they are not needed?
May 3, 2007:
I once read that Propecia works by means of gene transcription. What does this mean? Can Propecia alter a person's genes?
March 16, 2007:
I was looking at a Wikipedia article on Chromosome 1. I was perusing the list of genes on Chromosome 1 and ran across these:
GLC1A: gene for glaucoma
HPC1: gene for prostate cancer
Do these genes have no other purpose than to trigger illness?