Amniocentesis

Down's Syndrome
Down's Syndrome
Down\'s Syndrome Down\'s Syndrome Down\'s syndrome is a genetic condition involving an extra chromosome, this change occurs around the time of conception. A person with Down\'s syndrome has forty-seven chromosomes instead of the usual forty-six. A relatively common genetic disorder, Down\'s strikes 1 out of 600 babies. In 95 percent of all cases, the disorder originates with the egg, not the sperm, and the only known risk factor is advanced maternal age-at age 35, a woman has 1 chance in 117 of
Down's syndrome is a genetic condition involving a
Down's syndrome is a genetic condition involving a
Down\'s syndrome is a genetic condition involving an extra chromosome, this change occurs around the time of conception. A person with Down\'s syndrome has forty-seven chromosomes instead of the usual forty-six. A relatively common genetic disorder, Down\'s strikes 1 out of 600 babies. In 95 percent of all cases, the disorder originates with the egg, not the sperm, and the only known risk factor is advanced maternal age-at age 35, a woman has 1 chance in 117 of having a baby with Down\'s; at 40
Life, Death, and Politics: A Run-Down Of The Abort
Life, Death, and Politics: A Run-Down Of The Abort
Life, Death, and Politics: A Run-Down Of The Abortion Debate. Life, Death, and Politics: A Run-Down Of The Abortion Debate. Few issues have fostered such controversy as has the topic of abortion. The participants in the abortion debate not only have firmly-fixed beliefs, but each group has a self-designated appellation that clearly reflects what they believe to be the essential issues. On one side, the pro-choice supporters see individual choice as central to the debate: If a woman cannot choos
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive trait on chromosome 7. This disorder affects chloride transport resulting in abnormal mucus production. This lifelong illness usually gets more severe with age and can affect both males and females. Symptoms and severity differ from person to person. Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal inherited disease among whites and the major cause of chronic lung disease in children. 50% of people are expected to live to be 30,
Flourescence In-situ Hybridisation and Its Advanta
Flourescence In-situ Hybridisation and Its Advanta
Flourescence In-situ Hybridisation and Its Advantages Flourescence In-situ Hybridisation and Its Advantages Flourescence in-situ hybridisation is a great advancement in technology because there are fewer chances of a miscarriage, the parents receive faster results, and the tests are easier to do. In the future, FISH will be able to decrease the chances of a miscarriage by using samples of maternal blood instead of amniotic fluid. The problem with amniocentesis is it uses a hollow needle to take
The Fabry Disease
The Fabry Disease
The Fabry Disease The Fabry Disease Classification The Fabry Disease is a hereditary disorder, caused by the lack of alphagalactosidase A. It is an x-linked recessive inheritance. Therefore it is the females that carry it. The ones who are mostly affected by this disease are the males. Female carriers, though, may develop angiokeratomas and may have problems with burning pains. Very few of the carriers may also have kidney or heart problems. This disease occurs in 1 of 40,000 people. Descriptio
Birth Defects
Birth Defects
Birth Defects Word Count: 728 Birth defects, or congenital malformations, are the faulty formation of structures or body parts present at birth. Sporadic, hereditary, or acquired defects may be immediately observed or may become manifest later in life; they may be visible on the body surface or present internally. Birth defects may be life threatening and require surgical correction, or they may interfere with function or appearance. It is estimated that about 3% of all children are born with m
Gene Manipulation
Gene Manipulation
Gene Manipulation Word Count: 2266 Throughout time, man has always questioned science. Man has been curious about life, space, our bodies, and our existence. Man has gone as far as to the moon, and cloning. Everyday there are new developments being researched. Along with these developments come the people’s opinion. Many people question the positive outcomes and negative outcomes of procedures such as gene manipulation, cloning, in vitro fertilization and fetal tissue implants. To this day, sci
The Population Growth Rate in India
The Population Growth Rate in India
The Population Growth Rate in India The Population Growth Rate in India For many years concern has been voiced over the seemingly unchecked rate of population growth in India, but the most recent indications are that some success is being achieved in slowing the rate of population growth. The progress which has been achieved to date is still only of a modest nature and should not serve as premature cause for complacency. Moreover, a slowing of the rate of population growth is not incompatible w