Biotech: A Scientific View
How it’s used • Gene therapy can help to treat cancer • Detection of birth defects • Genes and artificial chromosomes can be inserted to cure genetic disorders
How GE helps Us • Demolish abortion • Improve the chances for a healthy child • Can make medical assistance for reproduction minimal
Keepin‘ it Safe • You Can’t Guard Against it if You Don’t Understand it • Warning Labels • Public Awareness • Laws
Why Should We Care? • Abuse • Allergies • Overlook Something • Kills Antibodies
Exogenous DNA: DNA taken from a source of organism and has been cloned into a vector and put into a host cell. Also know as foreign DNA Biotechnology: The use of biological processes or organisms for the production of materials and services of benefit to humankind. Gene Expression: The process by which a gene produces RNA and protein, and hence exerts its effects on the phenotype of an organism. Words U Should Know
How DNA Changes Genes? DNA is first inserted into viruses, this process is called gene therapy; the viruses are then inserted into the cells which change the gene expression
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