|MadSci Network: Genetics|
Gene linkage is when genes influence the action of other seemingly unrelated genes. Example blood type O's manufacture more intestinal alkaline phosphate allowing for better digestion of meats as opposed to type A's who make very little of it leaning to a more vegitarian diet. Stress, immune strength, stress coping skills, even social prefrences are all decided by blood type. So I wanted to know if the gene for blood type could be manipulated also the gene that determines wrather a person is a secretor or a non-secretor. Non- secretors have weaker immune systems and are more suspetiable to there enviroment and to eating harmfull foods. They don't secrete there blood antigen wrather it be O, A, B, or AB, into other fluids of there body. Making them much weaker than a secretor. About 20% of the population is non-sec I think that no one should have to live there life as a non-sec I think that if we had the technology to determine wrather someone is a sec or a non-sec we should do it. It will only give that individual the chance to live the full life that all other Americans have been given a chance to live. To learn more about this intresting science go to www.dadamo.com
Re: Using Genitic engineering/before birth/decide persons blood type
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