Human Genetic Engineering

Key terms from the Matters of Life unit.

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Genetic Engineering
Modifying certain genes to control hereditary defects.
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DNA
Humans are made up of 23 pairs of chromosomes which contain DNA.
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Genes
Units of DNA which are responsible for passing on certain characteristics from parents.
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Stem Cell
A cell taken from a 4-5 day old embryo which can be used to grow any cell from the body as it is not yet specialized.
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Embryology
Study of human embryos.
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Designer Babies
Currently illegal in the UK, Babies with characteristics chosen by parents.
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Savior Siblings
A genetically compatible child who is used to cure a sibling.
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Humans are made up of 23 pairs of chromosomes which contain DNA.

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DNA

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Units of DNA which are responsible for passing on certain characteristics from parents.

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A cell taken from a 4-5 day old embryo which can be used to grow any cell from the body as it is not yet specialized.

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Study of human embryos.

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