UNCCH Gene Patenting Communications Discussion
routinization occurs, meaning the initial habit persists and is adopted by multiple individuals. For example, several weeks has passed and you and your friends have continued to eat lunch with each other outside, sitting 6 feet apart. Moreover, several of your friends from high school mentioned they also have started eating with friends outside and sitting 6 feet apart.
Application papers are designed to assess your understanding of a theory covered in class and your ability to apply the theory to your lived experiences. For this first paper, you will apply a theory you learned in class to your own experiences or observations. Ask yourself, how do you see theories operating in the real world? How can a specific theory help you make sense of an interaction, interpret the actions of others, and/or illuminate a social, interpersonal or organizational situation? Gaging in routinization because your initial habit has continued, and others have now adopted the interaction.
Make up a situation of routinization. Cite from interplay chapter 5 Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication, 14th Edition (unc.edu)
Gene Patenting Discussion
Discuss how the primary structure of nucleic acids is the order of bases in the polynucleotide sequence, and the secondary structure is the three-dimensional conformation of the backbone.
Discuss the monomers of nucleic acids are nucleotides.
Discuss how the bases are bonded to the sugars, forming nucleosides.
Summarize how nucleosides are linked by ester bonds to phosphoric acid to form the phosphodiester backbone.
Specific proteins called single-strand binding proteins bind to the single-stranded regions and protect them from nucleases.
Spontaneous mutation of bases and insertion of the wrong nucleotide would normally lead to an error every 104 to 105
Step 1: Read the article found in section 9A: Biochemical Connections: Law in your digital book.
Using the Concorde’s Online Library, your digital material, and other scholarly websites, discuss the following:
What are your feelings regarding the article?
Describe, in detail, what the following statement means, “What can be patented is purified DNA containing the sequence of the gene and techniques that allow the study of the genes.”
How do you see the patenting of genes/DNA impacting science and medicine over the next 30 years?
Do you believe this trend is ethical? Why/why not?