The Difference Between Mitosis and Meiosis

Why are the processes of mitosis and meiosis both important to a living organism? Mitosis is the process by which existing cells asexually reproduce to create sister cells. Without this process, there would be no way for our bodies to replace damaged, infected, or dead cells. Since cell theory states that all cells are created... Continue Reading →

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The Genetic Basis of Hemophilia

Consider the other European families affected by the hemophilia gene. If you were a member of one of these families, what would be some implications? I guess that really depends on whether you plan on having children with this person or not. From what I have read royalty usually favors many children in order to... Continue Reading →

The Evolution of DNA in the Body

What are some of the benefits of squeezing so much data into virtually every cell in the body? Why did we not evolve with one central repository of DNA rather than having it replicated throughout the body? One of the benefits has to be that our genetic information cannot be lost simply by removing one... Continue Reading →

Personal Experiences: Personality

Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: Do you think this event changed your personality? If it has changed your personality, how has your personality been changed? If the event has not changed your personality, why not? Never mind the details, but when I was 15 I dropped out of school and went... Continue Reading →

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