Sickle Cell Anemia: The Poster Child for Beneficial Mutation
Sickle cell disease is one of a group of disorders that affects hemoglobin. This is the molecule in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to cells throughout the body. People with this particular hemoglobinopathy (autosomal recessive) have atypical hemoglobin molecules called hemoglobin S, which can distort red blood cells into a sickle, or crescent, shape that hematologist’s label drepanocytes.
Modern Day Frankenstein
One of the most well-known monsters that has attracted much attention and terrified generation after generation is the grotesque, human-like creature that Dr. Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist, created with a mysterious, unconventional experiment. It has become one of the longest-standing popular fictional tales that almost everyone has experienced, bringing suspense and horror that is hard to forget. This story was first published in 1818, originally authored by Mary Shelley anonymously when she was only 20 with the title, Frankenstein: