Bio discussion 14, 15, 16

You must have at least 4 meaningful sentences in the discussion.  Discussions must be in Microsoft Word and must be an original answer no plagiarism.  Primary postings should include either a concise summary of information from the text book or an analysis of the topic under study.  Please don’t use long quotations.  Please note within the text of your discussion posting where you got your information.  Outside research should be academic in nature and come from reputable peer reviewed sources.  You must include your references with your posting cited in APA style.  Discussion Questions will be answered seperately.

Discussion 14

Gene mutations can occur in somatic or germ cells and have varying impacts on the organism.  Do you feel that all genetic mutations should be considered adverse or is it possible for genetic mutations to have positive impacts?

Discussion 15

Biotechnology combines genes from different species in order to produce a specific protein.  What does this imply about similarities between species in the process of gene expression?

Discussion 16

Gene therapy can be effective in treating some genetically caused conditions.  Do you feel this reflects the value of having two genes for each trait? If so why or why not? Please explain your position.