New Techniques of Genetic Engineering

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New techniques of genetic engineering have spawned a new understanding of medical procedures and have increased biotechnology products that help us answer questions and solve problems that just one generation couldn’t dream of doing. We have taken Caution at every step during the process of creating biotechnology and genetic engineering procedures they have a huge potential impact. But today we have to decide to which degree these procedures and products be regulated and who gets the power to do so. These concerns are part of the larger issue. The issue of science and public policy. What is human genetic screening? It is the process of analyzing blood or skin to search for people with a certain genotype in a population. It is also an important tool of preventive medicine and it has huge potential to lessen the death average of cancer and other diseases of that caliber. The purpose is to help families that are at high risk for genetic diseases. The human race carries 3,000 to 4,000 diseases just in its genes. The one faulty gene will be hard to find because there are 200,000 healthy genes in one person. So in order to find these elusive variations scientist must look for larger pieces of Deoxyribonucleic acid called markers. A marker is a Deoxyribonucleic acid sequence with a known location on a chromosome. Scientists search for faulty markers so it now becomes theoretical to screen individuals from infants to adults. Markers have been found for a number of diseases such as
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