Genetics Essays

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Myopia Overview and Study

Abstract Myopia is a common ocular condition which like many other diseases comes about due to the effect of more than one factor. A lot of research has gone into finding out what the main cause of myopia is. Many researchers believe that a combination of genetic and environmental factors induce myopia development. Currently no […]

Pages: 32 Words: 9609 Topics: Twin

Designer Babies

PGD refers to the technique used by doctors in the determination of the sex of an embryo. Using this technique, doctors can influence the genetic constitution of the embryo to prevent it from disease like cystic fibroids and haemophilia. (Bostrom and Rebecca 19) By using IVF, doctors can genetically manipulate the embryo by giving it […]

Pages: 2 Words: 469 Topics: Childhood, Eugenics
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Complexity Vs Simplicity : Akiba Miller

Michael Pollan, a Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at the University of California, wrote a book named, “The Omnivores Dilemma” in which he explains the history of farming. In the chapter, “The Animals: Practicing Complexity,” Pollan writes about an alternative to traditional agribusiness and profile’s farmer Joel Salatin who shows Pollan the complexity […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1199 Topics: Biotechnology, Food And Drink, Food Industry, Genetic Engineering, Genetically Modified Food, Industries, Natural Environment, Pesticide

Facts of Brazil : Larissa Becker

Brazil is a country located in South America covering approximately 3.2 million square miles. The percentage of arable land is 29% and the percentage of agricultural land is 34%. A large percentage of the land is under permanent meadows and pastures with a value of 69%. Brazil used to be well known for its tropical […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1802 Topics: Brazil, Meat, United States

Agricultural Technology

From the beginning of recorded history to today, technology has impacted people. While many improperly limit the definition of technology to electronics and computers, it is apparent that even the most basic of tools are “technology”. Therefore, it can be said that technology is an “enduring issue”. One specific aspect of technology that endures today […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2221 Topics: Food Industry, Food Security, Hunting, Plant
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