Genetic Testing And Its Social Implications - 1,615 words
Probably, applied genetics most impacts on society are as a result of genetic tests. In general, genetic tests seek to detect some feature of a persons genetic constitution. This feature can be a disease causing mutation or a marker DNA sequence used to detect presence of another gene. Obviously these procedures used for testing the status of DNA, RNA or chromosomes are included in genetic tests. What is more it is possible to include some protein based tests and classical medical examinations when they aim to detect inheritance of a trait. Genetic tests have been divided into four categories in this text, and they will be examined in greater detail later. These categories are: Prenatal test ...
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Genetic Testing And Its Social Implications - 1,602 words
... s the couples both of which are carriers before they get married. Carrier screening may result with genetic discrimination against carriers. People who have been diagnosed as carriers may find it difficult to find partners for marriage, may be discriminated against by employers or insurance companies. For example, carriers of sickle cell anemia who were identified as a result of a compulsory population-screening programme during 1970s, were discriminated against in several American states. Although the geneticist who performs the population screening for rational reasons knows that being a carrier does not reduce physical or mental activity, the society can sometimes irrationally stigmat ...
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Millet - 480 words
-------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ (1814-75) The son of a small peasant farmer of Grville in Normandy, Millet showed a precocious interest in drawing, and arrived in Paris in 1838 to become a pupil of Paul Delaroche. He had to fight against great odds, living for long a life of extreme penury. He exhibited at the Salon for the first time in 1840, and married two years later. At this time, the main influences on him were Poussin and Eustache Le Sueur, and the type of work he produced consisted predominantly of mythological subjects or portraiture, at which he was especially adept (Portrait of a Naval Officer, 1845; Muse des Beaux-Arts, Rouen). His ...
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Taiwan - 1,149 words
... rge state enterprises, active regulation by the government of income disparities, high rates of saving, far-reaching government protection and support, all to benefit its native citizens. The Multinational Corporations that were introduced to the country, largely through China, assisted in creating jobs for citizens, while providing education and developmental reform. Taiwan even developed and educational policy that encouraged an annual growth of nine to ten percent, that gave the highest priority to training top technocrats. The United States aided Taiwan by giving them a direction for growth and providing an alternative to living in China with its communist policies that issued more s ...
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Creation V Evolution An Educational View - 1,049 words
Creation v. Evolution: An Educational View Many words have been written about the origins of things. Numerous ancient people believed that several powerful gods were responsible for creating human beings (Warburton 12). Another theory is parallel evolution, humans evolving simultaneously in several parts of the world (Allman, 54). The metaphysical assumptions and moral implications demonstrated in aspects of evolution theory have been a source of conflict for over one hundred years. "Pre-Darwinian" biologists based their science on theological assumptions. Science was rooted in religion; its purpose was to prove the existence of God, using as evidence the design and purpose in nature. Darwin ...
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Pregnancy Among Teens - 1,215 words
... tructed to reward individuals who step outside the normative schedule. This may lead her to center all of her energies on motherhood in an attempt to reap some of the benefits given to women in her same cultural status. According to Keith Scott, author of Teenage Parents and Their Offspring, "among mothers aged thirty-five to fifty-two, those who were fifteen or younger at their first birth have an average of three children more than women who were at least twenty-four when they became mothers" (Scott pg101). The limited earning ability of a poorly educated single mother with a large family makes poverty a likely outcome, thus making her personal economic problem a public social problem. ...
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Footbinding In Traditional China - 1,847 words
In the beginning of Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind, the heroine, Scarlet O'Hara grips a bedpost while her maid squeezes her torso into a corset, so that her waist will be 17 inches. During the late Nineteenth century, in the United States, it was the fashion for women to have tiny waists. Unfortunately, this fashion came at the cost of broken ribs and damaged internal organs. The corset compresses the stomach, as well as dislocating the kidneys, crushing the liver, squeezing the heart and hampering healthy children. Throughout history, fashion and style has come at great costs to many women. However, there are few modes of attaining the prescribed image of beauty at any particular ti ...
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Footbinding In Traditional China - 1,820 words
... o longer subordinate to men. Kang Youwzi, a late Qing reformer was correct in his belief that women's emancipation must go through three stages of social evolutions. First there would be disorder, then increasing peace with equality, and finally complete peace and equality. It took the chaos of the nationalist revolution, and once they took power women had increasing peace and equality. When the communists finally took over they achieved total equality. Once women finally had total equality footbinding was able to come to an end and women were able to live a life free of that physical torture. The Social Implications of Footbinding "Women from time immemorial and throughout the world sho ...
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The Human Genome Project - 353 words
The Human Genome Project (HGP) is an international research effort to chart and characterize the human genome; the entire package of genetic instructions for a human being. That entails laying out, in order the 3 billion DNA letters (or base pairs) of the full human genetic code. The Human Genome Project began in 1990. It was originally planned to take 15 years to complete but because of technological advance it should be complete by the year 2003. The eight goals of the project include deciphering the human genetic code, or DNA sequence and rapidly providing this data freely and without restrictions to the scientific community and the public. From 1990 when the HGP began until 1996, genetic ...
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Dred Scott Desicion - 961 words
The Dred Scott decision was an important ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States that had a significant influence on the issue of slavery. The case was decided in 1857 and, in effect, declared that no black--free or slave--could claim United States citizenship. Slaves were viewed as property, and such had no individual right. Furthermore, the decision indicated that Congress could not prohibit slavery in United States territories. I believe that the decision was morally wrong and failed to recognize the rights of people to be free. In addition, the ruling had many political and social implications, aroused angry resentment in the North and led the nation a step closer to civil war. ...
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Hard Times - The Theme Of The Utilitarianism - 1,875 words
... e a white complexion an indication that education has literally stripped them of individuality. A chapter, where this process is described is named Murdering the Innocents which refers to replacing the rich personalities of children with cold and impersonal utilitarian attitudes. In his description of the Coketown community, Dickens highlights the fact that it is not a healthy society. The workers have no escape from their problems. People resort to alcohol and drugs; crime is rampant and there is no counseling for these people. The middle class only impose harsher restrictions on them and view them as utilitarian elements, not as people, thus only promoting social problems further. It i ...
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How The Beatles Took America's Hearts - 1,821 words
It is now 6:30 A.M. Beatle time. The left London 30 minutes ago. Theyre out over the Atlantic Ocean heading for New York. The temperature is 32 Beatle Degrees(Szatmary 113). The transistor radio reported every few minutes on the morning of Friday, February 7, 1964. It was a day that would mark a musical milestone sending shockwaves through the United States. The plane landed, the Beatles stepped out, and for the first time Americans caught a glimpse of these young men with their long hair and their mod cut suits. The Beatles had landed, Elvis had left the building, and for the first time, Americans were embracing a British band as the standard. Rather than crediting the Beatles and their pro ...
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Studying The Human Genome Project - 771 words
The Human Genome Project is a 15-year international research program to find the estimated 80,000 human genes and determine the sequence of the three billion DNA building blocks that underlie all of human biology and its diversity. The purpose of The Human Genome Project will characterize the genomes of human and selected model organisms through complete mapping and sequencing of their DNA. It will also develop technologies for genomic analysis and examine the ethical, legal, and social implications of human genetics research. Finally it will train scientists who will be able to utilize the tools and resources developed through the HGP to pursue biological studies that will improve human hea ...
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History Of Apartheid In South Africa - 1,590 words
Apartheid; the word alone sends a shiver down the spines of the repressed African community. Apartheid represents a mordant period in the history of South Africa, when the policy of segregation and political and economic discriminating against non-European groups in the Republic of South Africa. he purpose is to educate the entire community not only to act against apartheid now, but to learn from the struggle against apartheid in order to help build a world in which people of diverse backgrounds live harmoniously in equality. It represents a mordant period in the history of South Africa. An entire community has been gutted, and the innards laid out to view. Despite the fact that the economic ...
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World War I And Its Impact On The United States - 589 words
Of all the major events of the 20th Century, which affected the United States (apart from their impact on the world), World War I is ranked as one of the most influential, if not the most influential events, which had the most significant effect on the United States. We are not discussing the details of the four-year war nor we are narrating the chronology of the events, which took place from 1914-1918. We are going to analyze the impact of World War I on the United States. Although World War I was not fought on US soil and it is true that the United State remained neutral during the first three years of the war i.e. 1914-1917, however, the war had long lasting impact on the social, econom ...
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Destiny And Choice In "hiroshima Mon Amour" And "before The Rain" - 1,281 words
The passing of time and lifes events have always posed man with deep questions. How do yesterdays moments help set what happens today, and how does the actual transition in time occur? Drawing lines between past, present and future help us to do this just as distinguishing between the individual and society makes us all different. These two separate examples merge together as life is a continuum rather than blocks of events, and individuals act separately from society, however, what each individual does on their own is what makes up society. In the end, all the actions we take personally and socially and the events that occur comprise our lives and fill the ongoing movement of time. In the t ...
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Winston Churchill In World War Ii - 987 words
... ns. Churchill was always very interested in the Middle East, and believed that their resources were worth protecting. Accordingly, he fully supported Wavells operations in North Africa. Indeed, Churchill was always will to send reinforcements. He truly believed that he would meet both Germany and Italy in the Middle East. Part of Churchills plan against Germany was to attack them peripherally, through its weakest link, Italy. Italy was very interested in taking over Libya. Mussolini had 25,000 soldiers stationed in Egypt, and Churchill pulled together his forces from Australia, Palestine and others to create a force of 50, 000. Churchills greatest fear in losing Egypt was losing the Brit ...
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High Fidelity And The Films Social Commentary - 1,503 words
In Society today, men are bombarded with rules regarding behavior and the image of masculinity they must project. Media and pop culture display masculinity without properly defining its boundaries, creating a double standard for men which is both confusing and impossible to live up to. The confusion and doubt that such a double standard causes often has disastrous social implications. Not only does it make men miserable and self-conscious, but in addition it places a stereotype on men that is extremely difficult to overcome. It is also very common in our culture to find literature which labels men and in a negative way. An example of this is The Rules which gives women 'advice' on what to do ...
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Jay Goulds Essay "natural Selection And The Human Brain," An Argument For Evolution - 1,085 words
It has been over 100 years since English naturalist Charles Darwin first told the world his revolutionary concept about how livings things develop. Evolution through natural selection and adaptation was the basis of his argument as it remains to this day a debated subject by many. Across this nation, a "return" to "traditional" values has also brought the return of age old debated topics. One issue that truly separates Americans is the issue of creation versus evolution. Since the 19th century, this divisive topic has been debated in school boards and state capitols across America. In many instances religious fundamentalists won the day by having banned the instruction or even the mention of ...
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What Are Arranged Marriages? - 399 words
Marriage; a legal union of man and wife. In this day and age there are two different ideas of marriage. The first being a marriage based on love, and the second; a marriage arranged by a third party (usually the parents). Although an arranged marriage differs from a marriage based on love in the after marriage life and husband-wife relationship, the principal differences lie in mate selection and social implications. The arranged marriage is a contract between families, but not between individuals. Before the talks of marriage between the parents occur, each sides parents investigate the others family background. They want to ascertain that the girl's family is of the same class, is of compa ...
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