There are many tests that can be performed on a woman during pregnancy. If it cannot be detected during pregnancy, a doctor can usually determine it by the distinctive facial features a person with Down Syndrome has. A karyotype, which is an observation of the chromosomes, will confirm the presence of the three paired chromosomes. There is no way to completely rid a person of this disorder. However, with the help of tutoring and therapy, a person with Down Syndrome can succeed in school and join the working world.
Because of the way the disease is inherited, it is much more likely for a male to obtain the disease because they have only one X chromosome, whereas females have two so it would be more difficult for them to receive it on both of their chromosomes. According to the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, more than half of the cases of Duchenne disorder are inherited from the mother. This is because it is likely for a mother to be a carrier by the gene, but they are not typically affected by the disorder. Looking at it that way, the son of a carrier has a fifty-fifty chance of being affected while the daughter has a fifty-fifty chance of being a carrier alone. According to the same source, quite a small amount of female carriers experience a very small degree of muscle weakness
In the UK, alcohol causes 12,500 cases of cancer, around 4%.I also think this strategy is easy to follow as there’s no need to stop drinking alcohol completely, just less of it. It’s a positive strategy as it helps people save money rather than spend it but there’s also people out there who are alcohol dependant or even get peer pressured into it. Breast screenings or X-Rays can be a positive strategy for breast cancer, even though it may already show that the patient has breast cancer, they may be able to catch it
The body parts and organs that were named have been successful in treating the patient’s condition. Discuss whether or not these artificial organs can permanently replace the original human organ. I believe in this day and time, that completely ruling out regular transplant would not be fair because there are so many people waiting for a transplant. I feel as though artificial organs cannot permanently take the place of original human organs because a patient might not react as well to an original human organ rather than an artificial one. My theory also is that eventually people will start bidding on artificial organs and the richer people will have say over a family that doesn't have a lot of money.
3/24/11 Genetic Modification The issue of modifying genes in order to help people live happier and healthier lives is generally seen as acceptable. The main argument comes when the issue of creating the “perfect” embryo comes into play. Both Ronald Green and Richard Hayes feel very strongly about the issue. The two of them disagree and each of the men uses a different style of arguing. Green starts off by telling a story about how genetic modification helped a family that had a history of breast cancer have a healthy child.
The President of People for the American Way, Michael Keegan says this is very critical healthcare for millions of low income women. He thinks that if the Republican Party was really interested in preventing unplanned pregnancies, they would be more supportive of organizations that provide affordable contraception. Keegan said that if they Republican Party are interested in public health, they would also be more interested in helping women defend themselves against diseases. He said that if these bills do become laws that millions of American women will lose their access to family planning and reproductive health services. He thinks this bill is
Abstract The ability to use embryonic stem cells in research leads to major medical breakthroughs; the use of stem cells should be permitted and supported. Stem cells have the ability to acquire cures for diseases such as: Multiple Sclerosis, HIV, Alzheimer's, Cancer, and vast amounts of other diseases. Ethical and Religious beliefs influence peoples outlook on embryonic stem cells which can give embryonic stem cells a bad image. But, the truth is, embryonic stem cells give hope to many people suffering from diseases that, at this point in time, have no cure. "In the end, it's possible that human beings may die so that embryos will live.
“The ability to make precise genetic changes in human stem cells could be used to boost their therapeutic potential or make them more compatible with patients’ immune systems.” (Wexler 13) This achievement has set more boundaries to therapeutic cloning making funding for clone experiments dispensable. Surely, Therapeutic Cloning is a subject that should be left alone for the safety of our future generations and because it is option to an advancement in medicine not the only solution for mankind. Cloning is the type of technology that humans are not ready to face. Cloning comes with a lot suffering to the clones themselves. Clones would not have their own purpose in life or originality.
ATMC14319 Organ donation is defined as the process of removing an organ or tissue from one person and placing it into another person. Transplanted organ have given the people who has a damaged organ a new chance for a longer life with a health organ. The process of organ donation can save as many as eight lives through the surgical transplantation of organs from a donor to recipients. Most often donors are deceased, but some organs can be donated by living donors. Deceased donors can provide the following organs: kidneys, pancreas, liver, lungs, heart, and intestines, which can be used to save the lives of as many as 8 people.
If the cloning does not work, then that embryo, a possible life, dies. On the other hand, there are potential positive aspects that must be considered. Just like the earlier example shows if a child died the family would be able to decide on whether or not they wanted to have a clone of their dead child. Cloning can also help repopulate the world’s endangered species. Also, the