Human Genome Research Summaries

Written by Damien Knight

2011

 

DeSalle, Rob, and Michael Yudell. Welcome to the genome: a user’s guide to the genetic past, present, and future. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Liss, 2005. Print.

 

Welcome to the Genome: A User’s Guide to  the Past, Present, and Future is a basic introductory to the relatively new field of genomics and its influence on human social and political issues.  Genomics is a merge of many sciences biology included.  The science of genomics started with the ideas of heredity and where we come from. What are our differences or similarities? The answers it came upon were startling. It discussed how race is not biologically supported.  To understand the human genome one has to understand DNA and genetics. Without an understanding of what the building blocks of life were one cannot go forward into genetics. The Human genome itself contains 3 billion units of DNA code that defines the human species. The human genome is 99.9% identical.  Several things had to push the science forward, first basic sequencing of DNA. Then the capability to read the genetic code had to be developed. After which we had to understand how DNA was made. After all this is done we go from examining genes to sequencing the human genome.  The book touches social issues that could be caused by genomics such as genetic discrimination. Still the study of the human genome may help make great strides in the field of medicine. The book also covers how legislation is being made to prevent misuse of genetic information.

The authors are Rob Desalle and Micheal Yudell. Rob Desalle  and Micheal Yudell both have worked at the American Museum of Natural History. Desalle presently works at the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics and has assisted in several books on DNA and genetics. Yudell works presently as an assistant professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at Drexel University. Like Desalle he has worked on several other books involving the study of DNA. His primary focus is on genetics and health. Welcome to the Genome: A User’s Guide to  the Past, Present, and Future  was published in 2005.

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Research Paper

By Damien Knight

I stare at the paper eager to write

all my notes sitting before me

I put up my dukes ready to fight

but no muscles and a blank memory

I keep reorganizing typing and deleting

Ten pages of research are you serious!

Typing so much my hands sting

all this writing makes me delirious

Will the result be worth it

or ten pages of hot garbage

hey if I can get a degree in bull shit

I guess I’ll give them this verbal carnage

 

Nintendo: A History

By Jayson Knapp

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Nintendo started Sept. 23 1889 as a card company. The game was called harafuda, an ancient Japanese game. When Nintendo was losing money they put Disney characters on their game cards. Then they did a left turn from cards and toys. In 1977 they made their first video games like, Duck Hunt, for the Atari 2600.

In between 1974 and 1976 Nintendo created their first games and consoles. First, in the us is the NES or the Famicon. The Famicon was already popular in Japan. The NES sold millions of copies as Famicon, but in America they changed from using all game cartridges to only NES ones. The system used was the 10 NES. The GameCube came out in Japan on Sept. 14 2001.It was released to the U.S. Nov. 18 2001. The D.S. came out 2004, people like it’s improved graphics The Wii came out at the end of 2006 with games like New Super Mario Bro’s Wii.

By 2017 Nintendo had new games and a console. The Nintendo switch is a new day combination of Wii and Wii U. The Nintendo Switch sold 600, 000 in 8 days. With Mario still a hit on the console the Switch is their all in one console.

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