Tag: genetic

Pros and cons of genetically modified foods

February 14, 2015 | 0

Genetically modified foods refer to food items created by the insertion of genes belonging to some other species into its DNA, or by deletion of some genes. Genetically modified foods are also called genetically engineered foods. Such genetic alteration is used for both animals and plants; it is however more prevalent in the latter than […]

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Epidermolysis Bullosa and the Story of Adana Forsyth (The Butterfly Girl)

April 13, 2014 | 0

Adana Forsyth was regarded as the “Montrose butterfly” because her skin was as fragile as the membranes of wings of butterfly. Until her death on Saturday 23 November 2008, she struggled with a genetic defect known as epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Her condition caused the skin to blister even with the slightest touch or a trauma. […]

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