Should humans be allowed to choose the genes in their babies?

According to Edward Lanphier, chairman of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine in Washington D. C. and his four colleagues wrote in his journal Protein & Cell how these research could harm the environment and cause public outcry. Saying that ‘In our view, genome editing in human embryos using current technologies could have unpredictable effects on future generations’; ‘This makes it dangerous and ethically unacceptable’. To find out more, read the article here.

Sources used:

“5 Key Pros and Cons of Human Genetic Engineering.” NLCATPorg. Chief Editor, 18 Feb. 2015. Web. 28 May 2015.
Advances In Genetics. 1st ed. Web. 29 May 2015.
Stem Cells. Perf. Tim and Moby. BrainPOP, n.d. Educational Video.
Glenn, Lina MacDonald. “Ethical Issues in Genetic Engineering and Transgenics.” Actionbioscience. Linda MacDonald Glenn, Nov. 2013. Web. 28 May 2015.

Speed And Travel In Todays World

We’re currently in the year of 2015 and transportation is effortless, convenient, and valuable in our lives.
From all the experiments and assignments we completed from this unit, i’ve learned that whether you’re travelling to one place to another by car, train, walking, etc., it doesn’t mean that the travel time predicted is always right. Like google maps, where it automatically shows you the time it’ll take to get to your destination. For example, if I were to travel to Yokohama from Kamakura by car, it will take me exactly 46 minutes. However, if I actually did travel, something might happen to limit the transportation. Traffic, weather, anything. Therefore, I think it is better to travel in experience rather then always checking the exact time.



First Science Assignment Reflection

What did you do? (Brief description):

Our task was to research about metals that we’ve never heard of before.  After we gathered all the information, we used them to convince people wether to buy it or not.

What did you learn?

I learned lots about the metal I was researching, which was Vanadium. I also learned that even though I never knew about this metal, I was surrounded by it.

What can you improve?

I could have been more detailed and gave more elements when I was explaining what Vanadium was. But overall, I thought it was a great opportunity for me to learn something new, and sharing that to other people