Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Summarization on Mendel and Genetics book

For Gregor Mendel and the book, I learned that Gregor Mendel was a very famous person. He was the one that started the whole plant research and genetics. Without him, our world wouldn't have the knowledge about genetics and the whole DNA thing. Without him, we wouldn't have known what the DNA coil bands are and how we can determine what tye of gene a person will have before he was born. We also wouldn't have known what kind of plants can be done to cure sickness and what plants give out oxygen for us to breathe. So I think without Gregor Mendel, our world would be in such a tragedy that I can't even explain it. So I learned a lot from Gregor Mendel and I'm glad he was in our world to teach us something he was intelligent at.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

What is a Clone? How are they made? Is cloning a good thing?

Clones are people that look alike but inside their body they are different. They don't have the same type of thinking as us. Like some of their cells are the same but they aren't the same as us still. They die earlier and its easier for them to catch diseases that make them sick. Also, they are made by taking the cells out of the same animal people want to clone but only some parts and then you just clone them. Cloning sometimes is good because if something bad happens they can catch the other one except for you. But normally its bad because it creates and adds another population into the world.