Science was not my favorite subject in elementary or middle school, but my fondest memories of those years involved science. I can vividly remember working on a project on mucus in the eighth grade, and the fun I had putting my information together. When my name was called, I thought my teacher would tell me I had done poorly, but she applauded me and told me my project was among the best. From there, my love for science blossomed and I looked forward to completing research projects. In the ninth grade, I wrote a research paper on stem cells, and I did not even consider it a burden; instead I looked forward to the debate on stem cell research, which was a component of the project. I looked forward to educating my peers about what I had learned during my research process. I wanted to hear all about what they had to teach me as well. Once a week, we would work on labs for the regents, and I always looked forward to doing them and analyzing my results afterwards.
I have wanted to be a doctor since I was very young, but my experiences in the classroom and the laboratory have introduced me to a field that I never considered before. I would like to participate in the Chemistry and Biochemistry REU at Georgia Tech to develop and learn laboratory skills. Participating in this program will ultimately help me decide whether I would like to pursue a career as a doctor or a researcher. My interest in research has thus far been oncology, which is very broad leading to my interest in areas of research, including infectious diseases, bioremediation, biotechnology, and biochemistry. Taking a class in genetics and learning about the different methods of sequencing and exploring the effects of mutations has also contributed to my interest in research in molecular genetics. For these reasons, working with the guidance of faculty like Wendy Kelly, who conducts research in biosynthetic engineering would be very enlightening. Kelly’s research analyzes enzymes in their role in constructing proteins in antibiotics to manipulate their roles to facilitate anticancer and antimicrobial activities. Conducting a project under Kelly’s aid would allow me to indulge my interest in cancer research and increase my knowledge of cancer treatment by providing me with the opportunity to analyze and test the activity and functions of a natural process. Taking on a project with Wendy Kelly in an area that is in the process of uncovering answers to cancer therapies would not only help me to develop my knowledge of synthesis of medicinal products, but it would also provide me with the chance to experience the research timeline in regards to gathering information and yielding a product. Adegboyega Yomi Oyelere is another faculty member who I would like to participate in a research project with. Oyelere conducts research on biological processes of diseases to ultimately
Human genetic engineering is the manipulation of human DNA to, ultimately, benefit the human body. In recent years, the debate on human genetic engineering has intensified. Human genetic engineering faces judgement from many scientists and the general public, but still receives some support. Nonetheless, this technology is no longer the plot of a strange science fiction novel. Human genetic engineering is happening today and as a result, we now have the power to control the evolutionary process. We have the power to design human beings based on what we want. I firmly believe that human genetic engineering regarding reproduction, or nonsexual reproduction, is a fundamental right. This gives humans control and options over when and how they have
I was first introduced to the work ing world of the NHS by my mum, a nurse. An array of stories she would share, ranging from success to shock , encouraged my curiosity and subsequently formed the basis of my pursuing a career with the NHS.
Picture a young couple in a waiting room looking through a catalogue together. This catalogue is a little different from what you might expect. In this catalogue, specific traits for babies are being sold to couples to help them create the "perfect baby." This may seem like a bizarre scenario, but it may not be too far off in the future. Designing babies using genetic enhancement is an issue that is gaining more and more attention in the news. This controversial issue, once thought to be only possible in the realm of science-fiction, is causing people to discuss the moral issues surrounding genetic enhancement and germ line engineering. Though genetic research can prove beneficial to learning how to prevent hereditary
Modern technologies are constantly advancing in a multitude of ways to the degree that scientists have gained enough knowledgeable about the human genome to be able to find specific genes during the embryonic stage of reproduction. Scientists have already begun to use this knowledge to allow parents the ability to select the sex of their child and screen for genetic diseases via preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) with in vitro fertilization (IVF). Sex-selection has already created world-wide discussion regarding the ethics of such a situation. However, scientists are now looking toward germline engineering which will essentially allow parents to select and alter genetic traits of their children before implantation of the embryo into
The 21st century however forecasts an astonishing increase in innovation in another direction. While previously overshadowed by its larger cousins, physics and chemistry, it seems likely that the biological sciences will steal the limelight in the future. Mapping the genome, reversing the aging process, and finding a cure for terminal illnesses, all represent primary objectives for science. Unfortunately, the ethical questions posed by innovations in biomedicine are far greater than those posed by advances in the physical sciences. Reproductive cloning is one of these innovations, and one that arguably poses the greatest threat to the world as we know it. The universal truth, blindly accepted by man for millennia, held that a human could only be born through the sexual union of a male and a female, to be exact, of an egg and a sperm. By cloning, however, a human life can be created in the laboratory. This is done by taking human DNA and inserting it into an egg cell, sans genetic material. The resultant cell is identical to the original, and can then be inserted into a uterus, either a human or an animal one, and be grown to term, to produce a baby, while circumventing nature’s means of reproduction.
Biomed Academy at my high school will be the most contributing factor to attain my goal. This academy has changed my perspective about medicine career. I have gained tons of knowledge from BioMed academy in these high school years. This will help me to attain my goal, because the knowledge gained from this academy will help me to be a successful medical professional. The principle of Health Science, Health Science, CNA, psychology, Biology, and anatomy and physiology are classes that prepared me to be an eligible Pre-Med applicant. I have learned from the basic structures of the body to the complex structure of the body, and from classroom to hands-on experience at the rehabilitation center. These years in BioMed Academy will help me to attain
I want to participate in the STEM Matters NYC camp because it will give me a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view real life in a scientific perspective. This program will make math and science fun and interesting to learn and will explain the hidden mysteries that teachers in schools do not explain. In addition, science, technology, engineering, and math penetrates our everyday lives. For instance, science is all around us. Moreover, science perceives the answers to all of our
One of the crucial moments in my life was the decision I had to take; as to what I was going to do next in life. Having completed my Advanced Level in 2013, I realized that it was not the end of my career as a student. I needed strong academic foundation along with other soft skills to meet the challenges and survive in this commercial world as a successful individual. In view of these thoughts, I was unable to make a firm decision as to what my career direction would be. After a month or so of various discussions with my parents, friends and other learned people I was able to reason out the best choice for me.
It is my honor to recommend David Smith for the graduate program in engineering at XXX University. David has been working at our tissue engineering lab as a part of his senior project for over year, designing and creating a linear stretch bioreactor. The bioreactor is used to grow cardiac cells on hydrogels: I have witnessed David on many occasions working well past midnight to find the correct formula of hydrogels or dealing with other technical issues.
Ever feel terrified of what the future of genetics is? Perhaps designer babies? But, maybe no one has stated the wonderful possibilities it has and its outcomes. This has made the scientific technologies in genetics help us as us humans. Our civilization has become majorly advanced just by using genetics; and it isn’t as harmful as it sounds. We can save babies and have them personalized to how we would want them to be. Our society would be so much sophisticated. Using genetics to create designer babies is a tremendous decision to make, so the human race can advance.
had unsuccessful attempts to IVF, which is in vitro fertilization. When this all first started, a guy named Adam from Colorado in 2000 was the first baby to be tested for cytoplasmic transfer and it turned out to be a miracle. Think about everything that he could’ve been, Adam is now bioengineered and has the DNA from another couple. Redesigning babies is a bad decision, it’s not right to change the way your own children will look. How can you get such a horrible idea on such an innocent, little baby?
Upon starting my internship, I was quickly submerged in a non-typical atmosphere with Doctor Innis-Shelton. My first week into the internship, begun Doctor Shelton's summer rotation in the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) in the clinic and out of the clinic. During week one of my rotation, we did not see many patients in the out clinic, the ones who were seen were either beginning to the process of a bone marrow transplant, or they had completed it and were now in remission. The patients in the in the patient clinic were people who had recent undergo the bone marrow transplant and now had to stay in the hospital until they were moved in housing near the hospital. When performing a transplant, there are several steps patients undergo in preparing
New technological advances and scientific methods continue to change the course of nature. One of the current controversial advances in science and technology is the use of genetically modified embryos in which the study exceeds stem cell research. Scientists have begun planning for research involving human embryos in the genetic modification field. Many technological developments are responsible for improving our living standards and even saving lives, but often such accomplishments have troubling cultural and moral ramifications (Reagan, 2015). We are already beyond the days in which virtually the only procreative option was for a man and a woman to conceive the old-fashioned way (Reagan, 2015). Genetic modification of human embryos can be perceived as a positive evolution in the medical process yet it is surrounded by controversy due to ethical processes. Because this form of genetic modification could affect later born children and their offspring, the protection of human subjects should be a priority in decisions about whether to proceed with such research (Dresser, 2004). The term Human Genetic Engineering was originally made public in 1970. During this time there were several methods biologists began to devise in order to better identify or isolate clone genes for manipulation in several species or mutating them in humans.