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Humans do require oxygen to oxidize carbon. However, certain muscles can function for brief periods anaerobically, or without oxygen. The majority of the oxygen you breathe in is also exhaled. CO2 buildup is one of the issues. There are diving "rebreathers" that scrub the CO2, and allow one to rebreathe the oxygen, thus significantly reducing the amount of oxygen needed to be carried.
assume that there were no oxygen on earth and in that case was it possible for life to still develop on earth? ...
1) I would like to know if viruses can be designed to alter the genetic code of an living organism.
2) Is it necessary that a DNA thread holds the genetic information? I mean can there be any other system or structure that does the same function as of DNA?
3) Can humans function on any other gas than Oxygen?
Yes, retroviruses can insert extra pieces of DNA into the host cell.The virus would then normally multiply within the cell and kill it. However, researchers are trying to produce disabled viruses that can safely carry extra pieces of DNA into a cell without killing the cell.
Nitrogen: The dominant gas in the atmosphere, but it is very stable. Turning Nitrogen into bio-available fertiliser is a major energy consumer.Humans would have trouble surviving on other gases - carbon dioxide, water & nitrogen are too stable, and chlorine/fluorine are too unstable.
Is it possible, that through a virus, I can deliver a correct gene to my liver?
For now, transfusion of factor IX seems to be a fairly effective therapy, with supplies derived from blood donations, but genetically-modified yeast may also become a feasible source.
. What are the effects of having too much Factor VIII or IX?
How old are you? Could you get into a biology PhD. program with gene therapy research in India?
... What are the effects of having too much Factor VIII ...
Excess Factor VIII: A Common Cause of Hypercoagulability
Quote from: CliffordK on 25/12/2013 11:18:11... What are the effects of having too much Factor VIII ...Hypercoagulability ...Quote from: medscape.comExcess Factor VIII: A Common Cause of Hypercoagulabilityhttp://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/502267