Project #159358 - General Questions

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Subject Science
Due By (Pacific Time) 12/07/2016 06:40 am

Question 1: Significance of differences between mitosis and meiosis

Mitosis and meiosis are the two major processes by which eukaryotic cells reproduce. Compare and contrast the processes of mitosis and meiosis. Consider the stages involved in each and their eventual products. How are the differences biologically significant relative to growth and reproduction? Be prepared to discuss how life is dependent upon both types of cellular reproduction.

 

Question 2: Mendel’s Principles

Mendel used mathematics and experimentation to derive major principles that have helped us understand inheritance. His ideas were totally different than the explanation for passage of characteristics from parents to offspring that was common to his time. List and describe his principles and describe how each contributes to genetic variability. How might biology have be different if his discoveries had not been lost for decades? Be prepared to discuss the significance of Mendel’s discoveries to modern biology.

Question 1: The promise of gene therapy

Gene therapy is a major area of research for curing a variety of genetic diseases. Briefly describe the process of gene therapy. Give a specific and detailed example of how gene therapy may be used to solve problems associated with genetic disorders. Be prepared to discuss the benefits and possible hazards of gene therapy to human health. Here are links to a few sources to help you with this one: What is gene therapy and how does it work? http://knowgenetics.org/gene-therapy/ Review of gene therapy http://cogprints.org/3221/1/2002-2-1.pdf Pros and Cons of gene therapy http://www.macalester.edu/~montgomery/GeneTherapy.htm

Question 2: Possibilities and dangers of cloning

Cloning has been seen in the news and as a major topic of debate. Briefly describe the process of cloning. What might be the benefits of cloning? What are potential dangers or threats associated with the widespread use of cloning? Be prepared to discuss the ethics of cloning in its various proposed forms and uses. Here are links to a few sources to help you with this one: Human cloning ethics http://energyfanatics.com/2014/03/20/human-cloning-ethics-pros-cons/ Pros and Cons of human cloning http://www.cloneorgans.com/pros-and-cons-of-cloning/20/ Pros and Cons of human cloning http://healthresearchfunding.org/pros-cons-human-cloning/

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