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What are the cons on genetic engineering on humans?

What are the cons on genetic engineering on humans?

Fantasy talk: This is the kind of thing for high school bull sessions, not serious discussions. As soon as a few uncommon diseases responded to gene therapy, even the "militant greens" stopped screaming that it was unethical / immoral / degrading, etc., etc. We are nowhere near designing people with weird body parts as in science fiction. Life's hard enough without folks creating "debates" unrelated to reality. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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How is genetic engineering going to affect this modern society?

How is genetic engineering going to affect this modern society?

Of food?: If you are speaking of genetically engineering food....This has allowed farmers to feed more people than ever before. I know there is some controversy with this technique, but food for hungry people is a good thing. You seem like a deep thinker... Perhaps discuss this topic with your pastor, priest, rabbi or any other person who may have an insight on this topic. ...Read more

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What do doctors think about genetic engineering? Is it immoral?

What do doctors think about genetic engineering? Is it immoral?

Geeze: I can't speak for all doctors. HealthTap is here to provide medical education/ information. People are likely to have different opinions on the matter - but I am not sure an ethical debate is best for this forum. ...Read more

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Why is there a need to produce insulin via genetic engineering?

Why is there a need to produce insulin via genetic engineering?

Better than animal: Human insulin, unlike pork and beef insulin, is identical to what your body produces. It is made by inserting the gene for human insulin into a common bacteria and can be made in unlimited quantities. Animal insulins are made from pancreas of slaughtered cows and pigs and the supply is limited so human insulin is now used exclusively. ...Read more

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How can genetic engineering help cure illnesses and disease's such as parkinsons?

How can genetic engineering help cure illnesses and disease's such as parkinsons?

Make missing protein: The general strategy is this. In parkinson disease, the cells that produce Dopamine are dying, Dopamine levels go down, and the symptoms and problems develop. Via gene therapy, a gene gets introduced that produces dopamine. It goes to where the Dopamine is needed, and problem solved. Except that it isn't so simple with many diseases. It has been helpful in ada deficiency, ie "bubble boy" disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can genetic engineering be used to prevent canavan disease?

Canavan: Genetic engineering can not prevent Canavan disease, but genetic testing can identify the gene in parents prenatally to determine whether your child is at risk. If you are a carrier, your partner should be tested and the results discussed with a genetic counsellor. ...Read more

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What are pros and cons of genetic engineering such as stem cell research, cloning?

What are pros and cons of genetic engineering such as stem cell research, cloning?

Controversial: Significant moral and scientific controversies in use of genetic engineering and cloning. Limited experience in the long-term outcomes make both issues limited to laboratory and animal studies. ...Read more

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What are some pros and cons of genetic engineering such as stem cell research and cloning?

What are some pros and cons of genetic engineering such as stem cell research and cloning?

Still research: Stem cells and cloning are research tools but they offer the hope of treating some disorders that may not have any other successful treatments. Consider new pancreas cells to treat diabetes, cells to correct parkinsons, etc. I doubt anyone has a good idea of where cloning will be of benefit. Any technology can be abused but let's focus on the good hopeful uses. ...Read more

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Could preimplantation genetic diagnosis or genetic engineering get rid of diseases like Marfan syndrome?

Could preimplantation genetic diagnosis or genetic engineering get rid of diseases like Marfan syndrome?

Yes: An embryo could be tested for the Marfan mutation and only implanted if it did not contain that mutation. The same is true for a large number of other autosomal dominant or recessive diseases. ...Read more

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What courses should I do to become a genetic engineer?

In High School: Math, Chemistry and Biology are a start, See how you perform and how you enjoy these courses. If your High School offers Physics that would be an excellent addition!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What are the risks on tissue engineering?

What are the risks on tissue engineering?

None that I know: The subject of creating new organs and body parts for human beings in the lab is fascinating and has already produced artificial tracheas. It is almost certain to produce new vessels and new surfaces for joints. The more a person knows about how real science and medical research work, the less this will frighten you -- cranks make capital by warning about the "dangers" of everything that helps us. ...Read more

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What is dental tissue engineering?

What is dental tissue engineering?

Tissue engineering: Field that aims to re-create functional, healthy tissues and organs in order to replace diseased or dying tissue. Some of the main challenges is not on the scientific side, but in the application of the technology. Be patient. ...Read more

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Is software engineering suitable for person suffering from epilepsy?

Is software engineering suitable for person suffering from epilepsy?

Suitable: There is nothing about software engineering that would endanger you or cause seizures. Older CRT monitors did present a problem, but newer flat screen monitors have not caused any problems. ...Read more

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I workout in gym and also studying engineering. I feel weakness and I am also thin. I need supplement, would you suggest me?

I workout in gym and also studying engineering. I feel weakness and I am also thin. I need supplement, would you suggest me?

Diet: The starting point should be a good diet - without that, supplements will be of little benefit. If you are weak despite a good diet, you should get yourself evaluated by a doctor to make sure you don't have a medical problem causing it. ...Read more

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How can I fight depression? Daily I make some goals but then I am failed to start my routine and day is over. I am engineering student

How can I fight depression? Daily I make some goals but then I am failed to start my routine and day is over. I am engineering student

Student Resources: Have you connected with the counseling center on campus? Most colleges/universities have psychologists who help students with their mental health (i.e. Depression). Your counseling center's website is likely to have some helpful tools. ...Read more

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Have an engineering deg. Having memory probs. Psych gave me 3 words to recall & 5 min later I could recall 1. Will taking off lamitcal make me better?

Have an engineering deg. Having memory probs. Psych gave me 3 words to recall & 5 min later I could recall 1. Will taking off lamitcal make me better?

The most helpful: Thing to do is get examined by a neuropsychologist. He/she will test you and give you practical information about the functioning of your brain and things to do the maximize potential. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When you've been a recovering addict in a methadone clinic for a year and you get laid off, so can't afford it anymore. What are your options? I am a double time student going for my masters in mechanical engineering and a minor in mathematics, so I can

Pause: Discuss your financial difficulties, full time student status, &your commitment to recovery with the clinic. Some have private donors who may sponsor you. Some have a sliding scale. Some workout a payment plan. Some manufacturers provide free supply of medications to those with financial hardship. Or pause your life now to treat your problem for good as it won't get any easier in the future. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of tissue engineering?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of tissue engineering?

Homework, right?: There are no disadvantages to a technology that has no alternative, doesn't harm the community, heals disability and saves lives. Visit http://www. Sciencedaily. Com/releases/2008/11/081119092939.Htm and decide whether you might be better served as a student by learning how this modern miracle was achieved, rather than invented "controversies" / "frankenstein talk.". ...Read more

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What is the difference between organ printing and tissue engineering?

No short answer: Organ printing: human cells + biological solution promotes specific tissue types (differentiation). Using a special computer tool (cell printer), cells are dispensed thru valves to print out and create droplets of cells of varying concentration (now in a 3d manner). If not killed, can be manipulated into different cell types/structures.
T.E: living cells are engineered to repair/replace tissues. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference of organ printing and tissue engineering?

Please help! What is the difference of organ printing and tissue engineering?

Tissue: Same new innovations. Idea of growing cells in laboratory for ultimate transplantation. The body is organized by cells, tissues, organs, systems, whole bodies; from simple to more complex. ...Read more

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What books should a engineering student read to study all about human psychology? (Deception and irrational behavior)

What books should a engineering student read to study all about human psychology? (Deception and irrational behavior)

Too many to list.: Start with a book on general psychology. Also read personality theory and abnormal psychology. ...Read more

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I m mechanical engineering student. Age 20 yrs. I face problem in memorizing even simple things. Thus not able to score. Also I remain confused.

I m mechanical engineering student. Age 20 yrs. I face problem in memorizing even simple things. Thus not able to score. Also I remain confused.

Get medical examinat: If you feel this is a recent change, you need a visit with your doctor for medical evaluation. But you also need to make sure that you are living healthy which means eating well, sleeping well and not doing any drugs or use alcohol in excess. A medical exam by your doctor can further assure you that your brain is functioning normally. ...Read more

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My educational level in mathematics is falling down at the first year in the university and I am studying engineering. ..and I don't know what I do!

My educational level in mathematics is falling down at the first year in the university and I am studying engineering. ..and I don't know what I do!

Work harder: More time studying and less time partying. Usually remedial help available from grad students, proctors etc. Cut out beer, partying and funny cigarettes. ...Read more

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Should parents reward their kids for going into engineering?

Should parents reward their kids for going into engineering?

See below: Parents should "reward" their kids for what the kids enjoy. Forcing a child to do something because the parents desire it is not healthy for either party. ...Read more

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Hello im senior chief engineering from iraq working in ministry of science and technology of iraq my blood pressure some time not stable?

Hello im senior chief engineering from iraq working in ministry of science and technology of iraq my blood pressure some time not stable?

Bp: Assuming the blood pressure runs high, it should be treated by salt avoidance, good diet and exercise. We have a lot of medications to choose to help stabilize it but you need to talk to your doctor. I assume it doesn't oscillate to the low end. ...Read more

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I am feeling very depressed about my career that why I choosed civil engineering as my profession. I regret abt it now. Pls suggest me something.

I am feeling very depressed about my career that why I choosed civil engineering as my profession. I regret abt it now. Pls suggest me something.

Therapy might help: You need a sounding board, someone to talk it over with and explore how you feel as well as the options available to you. Depression is treatable and seeing a therapist might also be helpful. ...Read more

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I am preparing for tough exam of engineering enterance and had to study upto 2 am then I sleep upto 9:30 morning. Can this stress give me cardiac ar.?

I am preparing for tough exam of engineering enterance and had to study upto 2 am then I sleep upto 9:30 morning. Can this stress give me cardiac ar.?

Stress: Unlikely, stimulants (caffeine, amphetamines etc) sometimes used by students to keep awake can insusceptible individual can at high doses provoke extra heart beats in which case don't use them ...Read more

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Hi, I am a computer engineering student and I spend a minimum of 10 hours a day with laptop. The problem is that, I get headache every day, solution plz?

Hi, I am a computer engineering student and I spend a minimum of 10 hours a day with laptop. The problem is that, I get headache every day, solution plz?

Bad pasture: Tension-type headache are recurrent episodes of headache lasting minutes to days. The pain is typically described as dull, achy, nonpulsatile, pressing or tightening. It is not unusual for patients with tth to experience migraine-like symptoms (throbbing headache, visual disturbances, nausea).
Rec.: see a headache or orofacial pain specialist for final diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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