Create an infographic on gene therapy.
What is it?
Gene therapy involves altering the genes inside in the body’s cells in an effort to treat or stop disease (Goncalves & Paiva, 2017)
It can be done through several ways:
- Replacing a disease-causing gene with a healthy copy of the gene (Goncalves & Paiva, 2017)
- Inactivating a disease-causing gene that is not functioning properly (Goncalves & Paiva, 2017)
- Introducing a new or modified gene into the body to help treat a disease (Goncalves & Paiva, 2017).
Why is it done?
Gene therapy is used to correct defective genes in order to cure a disease or help your body better fight disease (Elverum & Whiteman, 2020). As such it provide a possibility of positive medicinal outcome which can improve one’s life (Maldonado et al. 2019).
Differential outcomes at ASM journals
Women are underrepresented and receive differential outcomes at ASM journals. Explain
Women Underrepresentation and Differential Outcomes at ASM Journals
- While on the subject of Women underrepresentation in ASM despite their Ph.D. graduation rate being at 50%, why is it that the senior women at the organization are not doing much to boost the numbers (Hagan, et al., 2020, para 1)?
- Could it be bias on gender that is causing the negative reviews in Microbiology research manuscripts by women (Hagan, et al., 2020, para 9)?
- What could elevate the women representation more in authorship on microbial research in the different stages of authorship in reference to FIG S3 TIG File 0.2mb (Hagan, et al., 2020, para 11)?
- Why has the ASM not considered aspirational model of filling leadership positions in STEM in regard to the 50% women Ph.D. graduation rate (Hagan, et al., 2020, para 17)?
- What steps should be taken to properly fund women researchers in Mycology, and, what other methodologies can be applied other than the use of an algorithm to infer gender from first names to bar gender bias (Hagan, et al., 2020, para 31)?
Hagan, A.K., Topçuoğlu, B.D., Gregory, M.E., Barton, H.A., Schloss, P.D. (2020). Women are underrepresented and receive differential outcomes at ASM Journals: a six-year retrospective analysis. American Society for Microbiology 1(1). Retrieved from https://mbio.asm.org/content/11/6/e01680-20