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    (Original post by frozo123)
    same here man, looks like we're working on the same wavelength haha
    what course are you doing?
    After A levels? Medicine

    Just printed the *******s off
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    (Original post by ChatteringJess)
    Does anyone understand the different gene therapies? please
    I've literally just woken up from a 20 minute turned 2 hour nap so if this is jumbled then I'm sorry haha.

    A gene therapy is a therapeutic technique where the functioning allele of a particular gene is placed in the cells of an individual lacking in the functioning alleles of that particular gene.

    Somatic Cell Gene Therapy has two types:
    Augmentation (adding genes) is where a faulty allele for a gene may lead to the organism being unable to synthesise an important protein. Augmentation is where a functioning copy of the gene is inserted, and the protein can now be synthesised.
    Killing cells is where cancerous cells can be engineered to produce a particular protein (e.g cell surface antigens), causing an immune response. This may lead to a new way to treat cancer.
    It must be repeated regularly as it is a short term treatment as the specialised cells containing the gene will not often divide to pass on the allele.
    It is difficult to get the gene into the genome in a functioning state. Liposomes have been trialled to do this, as they are made from the same lipid bilayer as the cell membrane, and can therefore pass straight through. Genetically modified viruses have also been tried but the host becomes immune to them so the cell will not accept the vector on following treatments.

    Germline Cell Gene Therapy
    The germline cells are the sex cells, sperm and egg, but this therapy can also work for zygotes too.
    The functioning allele is introduced into germline cells so all cells derived from the germline cells will have a copy of the functioning allele. This means the patient could potentially pass on this allele to their offspring.
    This, however, is considered unethical in humans because there could be unintentional changes that may damage the embryo, it raises ethical issues of whether we should genetically engineer embryos, we could interfere with human evolution in ways we do not know.

    If there's anything incorrect, feel free to correct me anyone. I hope this helps
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    (Original post by Solarburst)
    After A levels? Medicine

    Just printed the *******s off
    Haha same
    and they're alright tbf
    unit 5 is gonna be annoying to learn cbf
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    (Original post by frozo123)
    Haha same
    and they're alright tbf
    unit 5 is gonna be annoying to learn cbf
    When I said Unit 1 I meant F214 aha

    Where are your offers from?

    Is that ecosystems or some ****?
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    (Original post by Solarburst)
    When I said Unit 1 I meant F214 aha

    Where are your offers from?

    Is that ecosystems or some ****?
    yeah I got you aha
    georges and UEA, wbu?

    idek man I've been sleeping every lesson haha
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    (Original post by frozo123)
    yeah I got you aha
    georges and UEA, wbu?

    idek man I've been sleeping every lesson haha
    Exactly the same offers aha, waiting on Bristol

    Learning all this **** myself because my lessons are crap, story of my exam life
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    (Original post by Solarburst)
    Exactly the same offers aha, waiting on Bristol

    Learning all this **** myself because my lessons are crap, story of my exam life
    ah where you picking over them two? or three if you get that,
    yeah think a lot of people doing Biology are in the same situation
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    (Original post by frozo123)
    ah where you picking over them two? or three if you get that,
    yeah think a lot of people doing Biology are in the same situation
    It's not just bio, my chem teachers are worse :/

    Debatable between UEA and Bristol

    I think George's is out of the question because there's only medical related professions and the area isn't too great, even though the hospital is great
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    (Original post by frozo123)
    ah where you picking over them two? or three if you get that,
    yeah think a lot of people doing Biology are in the same situation
    You?
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    (Original post by Solarburst)
    You?
    Yep picking UEA, the area is scum in Tooting
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    (Original post by frozo123)
    Yep picking UEA, the area is scum in Tooting
    phahaha brutal but honest

    Anyway back to starting these past papers,

    gl with everything, possibly see you at UEA next year
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    (Original post by Solarburst)
    It's not just bio, my chem teachers are worse :/

    Debatable between UEA and Bristol

    I think George's is out of the question because there's only medical related professions and the area isn't too great, even though the hospital is great
    I would definitely firm bristol and put insurance as UEA. Bristol has much better student life trust me!
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    (Original post by phoebc)
    I would definitely firm bristol and put insurance as UEA. Bristol has much better student life trust me!
    are you insinuating the UEA nightlife is ****?
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    (Original post by phoebc)
    I would definitely firm bristol and put insurance as UEA. Bristol has much better student life trust me!
    Waiting on Bristol, I think I'm on the 'on hold' part and they're waiting to see how many firm etc before the give out more offers :/

    How can you compare the two?
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    (Original post by Solarburst)
    Waiting on Bristol, I think I'm on the 'on hold' part and they're waiting to see how many firm etc before the give out more offers :/

    How can you compare the two?
    I have cousins who are at both unis and have stayed with them both. Even though UEA is still a good uni and does have good student life. When staying with my cousin in Bristol compared to staying with my cousin at UEA, I had a much better time at Bristol
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    (Original post by phoebc)
    I have cousins who are at both unis and have stayed with them both. Even though UEA is still a good uni and does have good student life. When staying with my cousin in Bristol compared to staying with my cousin at UEA, I had a much better time at Bristol
    Ok fair enough! Note taken, but I have to get an offer first and that's looking unlikely aha
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    (Original post by Solarburst)
    phahaha brutal but honest

    Anyway back to starting these past papers,

    gl with everything, possibly see you at UEA next year
    ye you too man gl with Bristol
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    Hey guys. I was just wondering. How far is everyone with revision for F214 and F215?
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    (Original post by CountessDracula)
    Hey guys. I was just wondering. How far is everyone with revision for F214 and F215?
    I've made all and double sided nearly all of my flashcards for both modules. I'm now in the process of making more detailed notes to learn from

    How about you?
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    (Original post by CountessDracula)
    Hey guys. I was just wondering. How far is everyone with revision for F214 and F215?
    F215 is so painfully long.

    Too much on plants, and animal responses ughhh
 
 
 
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