The technology of altering the genetic material of an organism by the direct introduction of DNA. Genetic modification may also sometimes be called 'modern biotechnology', 'gene technology', 'recombinant DNA technology' or 'genetic engineering'.
A technique where individual genes can be copied and transferred to another living organism to alter its genetic make up and thus incorporate or delete specific characteristics into or from the organism. The technology is also referred to as genetic engineering, genetic manipulation and gene technology.
human-designed changes in an organism, whether done through traditional breeding or genetic engineering. The terms "genetically modified" and "genetically engineered" are sometimes used interchangeably