Essays about: "genome editing"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 essays containing the words genome editing.

  1. 1. mRNA-based pharmaceuticals : A literature study based on current knowledge of mRNA

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för kemi - Ångström

    Author : Alicia Andersson; Isabella Åkerfeldt; Amanda Borgenstam; Ellinor Olsson; Adam Nyström; [2022]
    Keywords : mRNA-pharmaceuticals; mRNA therapies; mRNA vaccines; mRNA components; mRNA design; and mRNA applications.;

    Abstract : This literature study provides a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge of mRNA-based pharmaceuticals, technologies and applications.  mRNA-based pharmaceuticals have newly been bought into focus as a potential brand-new drug class and many believe that it has the potential to transform areas of medicine. READ MORE

  2. 2. Exploration of the hereditary cause of sex ratio distortion in horses

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Animal Breeding and Genetics

    Author : Susan Ott; [2021]
    Keywords : Sex ratio; horse; selfish genetic elements; meiotic drive; Icelandic horse; Standardbred horse; Coldblooded trotters; heritability; Trivers-Willard hypothesis; pedigree data;

    Abstract : Even sex ratios are seen as evolutionarily stable and are maintained by a selection against a skewed sex ratio. However, sometimes sex ratios at birth are skewed towards one sex. Reasons for this phenomenon are often unknown. READ MORE

  3. 3. CRISPR AND THETREATMENT/EN DISTINCTION : On Vagueness, Borderline Cases and Germline Genome Editing

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier

    Author : Ellen Svensson; [2021]
    Keywords : CRISPR; Treatment; Enhancement; Vagueness; Borderline cases; Slippery slope; Germline genome editing; GGE; Gene editing; Distinction; Ethics; Radical Enhancement; Human Nature; Eugenics;

    Abstract : In this thesis, I argue that the treatment/enhancement distinction that is central to the ethical debate concerning germline genome editing and CRISPR is too vague to be ethically and normatively guiding. The problem of vagueness is twofold, being both a semantic and epistemic issue. READ MORE

  4. 4. The ethics of genome editing of animals

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Animal Breeding and Genetics

    Author : Annelien Prosman; [2021]
    Keywords : ethics; genome editing; animals;

    Abstract : In the Western culture nowadays, a large number of animals is used for food production and because of the growing world population, the demand for animal products is increasing even more. Since the planet has its environmental boundaries, it is important that these products are produced sustainably to minimize negative environmental impacts. READ MORE

  5. 5. Generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) lines deficient for genes associated with neurodevelopmental diseases using CRISPR/Cas9 technology

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för biologisk grundutbildning

    Author : Claudia De Guidi; [2021]
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    Abstract : Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can self-renew and differentiate into many other cell types. IPSCs are derived from somatic cells, and upon reprogramming, they share an expression profile similar to embryonic stem cells (ESCs). READ MORE