A television commercial featuring former cyclist Lance Armstrong talked about the possibility of people carrying a DNA genotype card with them that would contain all of the information necessary to predict future diseases. This could, therefore, be used to help prescribe drugs to stop a medical condition before it became apparent. Give a couple of specific examples of how this ability could be used for the benefit or the detriment of humankind.
Answer to relevant QuestionsExplain how a DNA microchip works. Where did restriction endonucleases get their name? Define the following: (a) Virion (b) Capsid (c) Nucleocapsid (d) Protein spike What characteristics are shown by cancer cells? Describe the positive and negative effects of the innate immune system on cancer cells.
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