Scientists have been studying the molecular genetics behind the various kinds of life on earth for decades. They have found that many genes are inherited rather than inherited from parents. That means that your “mother” of a gene might not have it, and your “father” might not have it either. Or perhaps it’s inherited in one way, but not another kind.
The first question is, “what genes are inherited, and how do they work?” And the second question is, “how do all genes work?” The answer is that the genetic code that codes for proteins (and therefore enzymes) is created by genes. These genes aren’t inherited – but they are inherited – so they pass on genes that are useful to the body.
So, if the genes are passed on, then how do proteins work? Well, proteins are made up of chains of amino acids which are basically the building blocks of proteins. The most common chains of amino acids contain the four main building blocks: His, Tyr, Ser, and Cys.
The genes that code for proteins, such as the ones in our cells, are passed on from one generation to the next. So, if you have two identical twins, and one is a carrier for the disease, and the other isn’t, then the genes are not inherited. I know this because my mom has a twin sister with the same disease. I’m not sure if her sister is a carrier or not.
This is not an issue for humans. In fact, it’s one of the most common genetic diseases, affecting just over 1% of the population. It results in a condition called “Mendelian.” There are a few different types, but the most common one is a form of autosomal dominant disorder called Huntington’s Disease. People with this kind of genetic disease can have no symptoms at all, except for a few cognitive and motor problems.
People with this disease tend to have a family gene that is responsible for the condition and has passed on it to their children. The problem is that the parents of these children will be carriers and will have the same condition. If the parents don’t get the disease, their children won’t either. In order to correct this, we have to remove the gene from the parents, which can be done by genetic engineering the parents with a special virus.
So in order to cure this gene-associated disease, we have to first find out which parents have the disease and then remove the gene from them. Theoretically we could put the genes into a person’s sperm, then the sperm, then the egg, and then into a person’s egg, then the baby, then the parents. Unfortunately, this is not so simple.
That’s a problem because there are many reasons why children dont die of gene-associated diseases. One of the biggest reasons is that the parents have been exposed to some viral infection in their childhood, so the disease is passed on to them. Another reason is that the parents have been infected with a virus in their childhood which can cause a disease which then affects them. If we can find the parents and remove the virus from them, the disease should be wiped out.
A third reason why children dont die is because theyre not infected with the disease. The virus isnt transmitted, but it causes the child to become infected with the disease. So there is a possibility the disease can be cured if the parents are treated. Yet another reason why children dont die is that some of the children dont have the disease. So there is a possibility the disease can be cured but the parents of the children dont have the disease.
Gene therapy, also called gene therapy, is the process of using DNA to either kill or cure a disease or genetic disorder. A person with no genetic disease can be created with a new mutation. Scientists have been trying to create a person without the disease for years, but so far they have all failed. The reason they have failed is because genes and DNA are not easily replicated. This means it is very difficult to create a person that doesn’t have the disease.