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Organs and Tissues: Donation and Transplantation

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Organ transplantation is an option of modern surgery yielding hope for chronically ill patients, and, at the same time, stirring controversial ethical questions on human identity and the meaning of the human body. This web tour will review major organ systems and tissues that can be transplanted and various diseases that impact these systems. We will also explore the basic scientific and medical concepts that enable physicians to transplant an organ or tissue from one person into another. Finally we will look at allocation of scare resources and what the future holds.

By: tsheehan 830 Views

3rd Party Assisted Reproduction Web Tour

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Third party reproduction is a complex process and the most controversial form of third-party reproduction is known as surrogate (or contract) motherhood. Just who gets involved in this type of third party assisted reproduction? What does the future hold for Reproductive Technology? What are other types of third party ART? Let’s find out!

By: tsheehan 1331 Views

Assisted Reproduction Technology Web Tour

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Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) can be used by couples who cannot conceive by natural methods. This web tour reviews the anatomy of the male and female reproduction systems, describe how conception should work, identifies issues related to fertility and causes of infertility, provides information about assisted reproductive technologies, including IVF, ZIFT, GIFT, and ISCI and introduces some of the bioethical concerns surrounding the use of ART.

By: tsheehan 1191 Views

Neuroethics Web Tour

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Neuroethics is defined as “the study of the ethical, legal, and social questions that arise when scientific findings about the brain are carried into medical practice, legal interpretations, and health and social policy.”. In our exploration of Neuroethics we conduct a web tour that includes the following topics: Neuroanatomy, Neuroimaging, Neurogenetics, Neurotechnology, Neuropharmacology, and Chemical Neuroenhancement.

By: tsheehan 904 Views

Animal Experimentation Web Tour

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Complete this web tour to review the 3R of animal research and connect them to regulations surrounding research. Then examine the animals used and why animals are used. Finally, relate way in which animal research has benefited people and animals.

By: tsheehan 738 Views

DNA, Biotechnology and the HGP Web Tour

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Completed in 2003, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was a 13-year project coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The HGP was a culmination of the development of molecular biology from the 1940s to the present. The HGP has catalyzed the multi-billion-dollar U.S. biotechnology industry and has fostered the development of new tools and applications. Let’s explore the HGP, the history that lead to the HGP, the tools utilized to sequence the human genome and what the HGP has done for you lately!

By: tsheehan 1059 Views

Stem Cells Web Tour

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Stem cell biology is an active area of science research with political and social implications. It is important that you understand the scientific basis of stem cells and their potential therapeutic and regenerative applications. There has been a lot of hope for the future of stem cell research. Scientists in many different areas look forward to finding treatments and cures for many disabling and fatal diseases.

By: tsheehan 916 Views

Human Experimentation Web Tour

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What is the role of ethics in research with human participants? There are several ethical issues that must be considered when designing research that will utilize participants who are human beings. As part of this Jog, you will review how these ethical concerns are being addressed using legal provisions that regulate participant safety, informed consent, and confidentiality.

By: tsheehan 682 Views

Gene Therapy Web Tour

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A potential approach to the treatment of genetic disorders in humans is gene therapy. How does gene therapy work? What tools and techniques are used? What are some challenges involved with gene therapy? These are some of the questions we will look to answer as we tour the web for gene therapy.

By: tsheehan 855 Views

GMOs Web Tour

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This web tour begins by reviewing the history of plant breeding. That is followed by a look at the science that allows us to genetically engineer crops. We end our web tour with a look at evaluation and regulation of genetically engineering crops.

By: tsheehan 361 Views