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by Nancy Galeno
Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Post-class Posts & Final
Topic: Take-Home Final (due Saturday, Sept. 12 by 7 a.m.)
Replies: 21
Views: 14860

Re: Take-Home Final (due Saturday, Sept. 12 by 7 a.m.)

Nancy Galeno, Bowen Tan, Franklin Tran, Selestine Mtei 1. The models of transmission systems that are responsible with the spread of cultural traits include; the vertical transmission that involves passing cultural traits from parents to offspring, oblique transmission that involves passing cultural...
by Nancy Galeno
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Readings
Topic: Sept. 8 and 9: Grandma's Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes (required)
Replies: 56
Views: 16533

Re: Sept. 8 and 9: Grandma's Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes (required)

After watching the video that we watched in class yesterday I feel that the article makes much more sense to me in respect to how what an individual experiences can affect their kids and grandkids. I thought that the example with the pregnant women during 9/11 made a lot of sense in how the PTSD tha...
by Nancy Galeno
Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Take-Home Final Preparation etc.
Topic: Looking for members for a group!
Replies: 3
Views: 2961

Re: Looking for members for a group!

Hi! I'd like to be in your group if you haven't already found other partners. Please let me know(: ngaleno@ucdavis.edu
by Nancy Galeno
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Take-Home Final Preparation etc.
Topic: Seeking partners for Final
Replies: 11
Views: 3494

Re: Seeking partners for Final

Hi guys, I'm looking for a group. Please let me know if you need a group member :D ngaleno@ucdavis.edu
by Nancy Galeno
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Readings
Topic: Sept. 8 and 9: Grandma's Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes (required)
Replies: 56
Views: 16533

Re: Sept. 8 and 9: Grandma's Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes (required)

After reading this article I still feel skeptical about if and how our ancestor’s childhoods affect us biologically. I find epigenetics in general really fascinating however I feel that the article did not do a good enough job of explaining how that aspect of memory could affect offspring in a signi...
by Nancy Galeno
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Post-class Posts & Final
Topic: Fourth prompt (due Sunday, Sept. 6 by 11:59 p.m.)
Replies: 21
Views: 5771

Re: Fourth prompt (due Sunday, Sept. 6 by 11:59 p.m.)

The “precautionary principle” that Millstein refers to has to do with the fact that many people tend to believe things not because they are informed but because they feel it is better to have precaution just in case. This precautionary principle applies to the issue of using CRISPR to engineer ecosy...
by Nancy Galeno
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Readings
Topic: Sept. 1 and 2: GMOs? Not so fast (required)
Replies: 48
Views: 13384

Re: Sept. 1 and 2: GMOs? Not so fast (required)

Something that I found interesting relating to this topic that we discussed in class is one of the outcomes of having to label GMOs. As mentioned in class, there is a possibility that having to label foods as GMOs might not resolve a problem but rather be an opportunity for marketing to steer what f...
by Nancy Galeno
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Readings
Topic: Sept. 1 and 2: GMOs? Not so fast (required)
Replies: 48
Views: 13384

Re: Sept. 1 and 2: GMOs? Not so fast (required)

When it comes to GMOs I have a neutral position for the fact that I believe that it is neither purely good or evil. As the article says, food that are GMO should be labeled as such so that the consumer could be the one who makes the decision. Although many people believe that GMOs are harmless it is...
by Nancy Galeno
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 31: No reading, open thread (required)
Replies: 35
Views: 10174

Re: Aug. 31: No reading, open thread (required)

With the articles and discussions we have had this past week about cultural evolution I have been able to see and think of things from a new perspective. Whereas before I thought of cultural evolution simply as a a way to explain how certain regions of the world do things, now I see it as something ...
by Nancy Galeno
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Post-class Posts & Final
Topic: Third prompt (due Monday, Aug. 31 by noon)
Replies: 24
Views: 6344

Re: Third prompt (due Monday, Aug. 31 by noon)

I think that what Sober means by the “confusion” is that since biology always seems to go “deeper” than social scientists then people seem to value it more. However, in reality one is not more important than the other, they actually compliment each other. Sober arrives to this conclusion about the “...
by Nancy Galeno
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 26: Models of Cultural Evolution (required)
Replies: 28
Views: 10828

Re: Aug. 26: Models of Cultural Evolution (required)

I found it interesting how the author talks about evolution by natural selection in terms that does not have to do with genes. Whenever I think of evolution I usually think about genes. I found that his example of avoiding incest to hold truth in it. Although it is advantageous to us as a species to...
by Nancy Galeno
Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 24 and 25: Cultural Evolution (required)
Replies: 51
Views: 14443

Re: Aug. 24 and 25: Cultural Evolution (required)

I found it interesting how the article addressed the idea of memes and how it is also tied into human evolution just as genes are. It is a critical concept that not many animals have and could have been one of the main reasons we have evolved in the way that we have. Since birth a child learns to do...
by Nancy Galeno
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 17: CRISPR podcast and reading (required)
Replies: 28
Views: 9520

Re: Aug. 17: CRISPR podcast and reading (required)

This podcast and article about CRISPR seemed to me to be a little bit of a stretch, however as technology continues to expand as it has been up to now, I do see that some aspects of using CRISPR in human beings to be a possibility. However, as discussed in the podcast, I do see that ethical argument...
by Nancy Galeno
Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Post-class Posts & Final
Topic: First prompt (due Aug. 16 at 11:59 p.m.)
Replies: 30
Views: 7130

Re: First prompt (due Aug. 16 at 11:59 p.m.)

I am not exactly yet sure what I want to write about for my writing project. However, I would like to explore and analyze the debate between the ethical/moral viewpoint and the medical/biological viewpoint of the HGP. Some of the things I would like to cover would include the benefits of the Genome ...
by Nancy Galeno
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 12: Nobel Laureate: big data and full-genome analysis not all they’re cracked up to be (required)
Replies: 30
Views: 9098

Re: Aug. 12: Nobel Laureate: big data and full-genome analysis not all they’re cracked up to be (required)

I really liked how this article was straightforward about problems in science, specifically sequencing the genome, yet still positive. I liked how he addressed the issue about personalized medicine by saying that he supports it since there are a lot of subtypes of cancer and one type of cancer is di...
by Nancy Galeno
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 11: Normality and Variation (required)
Replies: 22
Views: 7519

Re: Aug. 11: Normality and Variation (required)

I think that the author does a good job in being specific about the concept of “normal” or “abnormal”. A good point that she makes in explaining this is: "States of organisms do not announce themselves as desirable or undesirable, healthy or diseased, normal or abnor- mal; such classifications ...
by Nancy Galeno
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 10: A Turning Point in Cancer Research (required)
Replies: 32
Views: 9728

Re: Aug. 10: A Turning Point in Cancer Research (required)

After reading this article, it did open up my mind to different possibilities of HGP and its role in cancer. Although the author does say at the end that it would require a great amount of effort, I feel like she is over optimistic because in describing it she seems to make it sound like it is simpl...
by Nancy Galeno
Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous and Testing
Topic: What do you hope to get out of this class?
Replies: 28
Views: 6413

Re: What do you hope to get out of this class?

I hope to gain a better understanding about current biological issues in a philosophical way and then be able to form my own opinions about them. I also hope to be able to use what I learn in this class and apply them to future classes that I take.

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