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Cancer Genetics Unit Cancer Genetics Unit The Cancer Genetics Unit offers services to patients of The Royal Marsden and their families who are concerned about a risk of inherited cancer Our services include, where appropriate: Familial cancer risk assessment Diagnostic genetic testing testing of one or more genes known to associated with cancer predisposition Predictive genetic testing testing for a specific mutation in a gene, already identified within a family Advice and referral for cancer screening Discussion of cancer risk-reducing management options Assistance with decisions on cancer treatment options Offer of enrolment in genetic research studies Long term open access follow up for patients with a known gene mutation on the RM Carrier Register Our aim is to promote cancer prevention, early detection and to help in some cases with management decisions. We assess personal and family history of cancer to decide whether it is likely that there is a hereditary cause. We use this assessment to decide whether a genetic test might help an individual to clarify their own risk. We advise on cancer screening for family members and discuss options for reducing cancer risk. We work closely with our colleagyes in the Breast and Gynaecololgy units to enable some cancer patients to have genetic testing through their Oncology teams.
Though this technology is now relatively common in the area of forensic science, it was not always universally accepted. High-profile crime cases in the news cause us to realize that not everyone believes in DNA fingerprinting, in spite of its extraordinary ability to uniquely identify individuals.
A second controversial example is mammalian cloning. In , Ian Wilmut and his colleagues created clones of sheep, using mammary cells from an adult animal Figure 1.
More recently, such cloning has been achieved in several mammalian species, including cows, mice, goats, pigs, and cats. In , the first pet was cloned, a cat named Carbon copy, or Copycat see photo at the beginning of the chapter.
The cloning of mammals provides the potential for many practical applications. With regard to livestock, cloning would enable farmers to use cells from their best individuals to create genetically homogeneous herds. This could be advantageous in terms of agricultural yield, although such a genetically homogeneous herd may be more susceptible to certain diseases.
However, people have become greatly concerned with the possibility of human cloning.
This prospect has raised serious ethical questions. Within the past few years, legislative bills have been introduced that involve bans on human cloning.
Finally, genetic technologies provide the means to modify the traits of animals and plants in ways that would have been unimaginable just a few decades ago.
Figure 1. When exposed to blue or ultraviolet UV light, the protein emits a striking green-colored light. Scientists were able to clone the GFP gene from a sample of jellyfish cells and then introduce this gene into laboratory mice. The green fluorescent protein is made throughout the cells of their bodies. As a result, their skin, eyes, and organs give off an eerie green glow when exposed to UV light.
Only their fur does not glow. The expression of green fluorescent protein allows researchers to identify particular proteins in cells or specific body parts. The lamb on the left is Dolly, the first mammal to be cloned. She was cloned from the cells of a Finn Dorset a white-faced sheep. A description of how Dolly was produced is presented in Chapter The GFP gene was cloned and introduced into mice. These mice glow green, just like jellyfish!
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Birdsell, Chicago: A vol. The text leans heavily in the direction of topics such as human evology, primate and human behaviour, and the organization of contemporary human populations. These illustrate in depth points made within the chapter. The book is uncommonly well-written and the publishers have demonstrated skill and expertise in the production of the book.
On the nature of the viruses. Supplement 2. The basis for classification in the natural sciences. Supplement 3.
The problem of the origin oflife. Supplement 4. Mitotic division: Supplement 5. Some examples of simple Mendelian genetics. Supplement 6. Ecological niches and animal diversity.