Definitions for "Genetic Engineering"
also known as gene splicing or recombinant DNA technology, takes the DNA of genes from one species and inserts them into another species to transfer a desired trait. Genetically engineered (GE) foods are those grown from seeds or containing ingredients altered through this process.
Another term for genetic modification.
manipulating the genetic structure of an organism through technological means rather than through traditional breeding or simple cell culture to produce a therapeutic or agricultural product.
Atlantans made the Perfect Man in test tubes, perfect in structure, in body and form, and a Perfect Woman. No spirit wanted to reincarnate through that much perfection and only earthbound spirits would take them over. That is why Atlantis fell; there was no impetus for learning.
A method by which, for example, the human gene for G-CSF is transferred into cells from another species like bacteria, which in turn produce the desired product in large scale.
Another word for gene technology.
The application of engineering technology to the isolation and study of single genes, and the reintroduction of these genes into cells of the same or different species.
a powerful tool for exploring correlations between structure and function in proteins, but as yet we are unable to use it for effective protein design
methods of investigation and of experimentation on genes (cloning, synthesis of a therapeutic protein...)
the altercation of genes to help improve their ability, or to correct a problem that is contained in this gene, such as a disease.
Another expression for genetic modification.
See genetic modification.
The artificial introduction of changes to the genes in a cell. Source : Human Genome Project Information