Genetic engineering Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Genetic engineering.

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  • 26 Encyclopedia Articles
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Encyclopedia Articles (26)

2,597 words, approx. 9 pages
Genetic Engineering Genetic engineering is the altering of an organism's deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) to create a desired effect. Genetic engineers follow a set of techniques that allows them to... Read more
622 words, approx. 3 pages
Plant Genetic Engineer "Plant genetic engineer" is a popular term that describes scientists working in any of several fields who manipulate DNA or organelles such as chloroplasts and mit... Read more
469 words, approx. 2 pages
Genetic Engineer Plant genetic engineers create new varieties of plants, including row crops, vegetables and berries, forest and fruit trees, and ornamentals. These new varieties contain any number of... Read more
2,014 words, approx. 7 pages
Genetic Engineering Humans have been modifying the genetic constitution (genomes) of crop plants for thousands of years, since the very beginning of agriculture. In the past, modifying the genomes of ... Read more
1,781 words, approx. 6 pages
Current Trends in Gene Manipulation Overview Biotechnology involves the alteration or use of cells or molecules for specific applications. The biotechnology that relates to the manipulation of genetic... Read more
1,326 words, approx. 5 pages
Genetic Regulation of Eukaryotic Cells Although prokaryotes (i.e., non-nucleated unicellular organisms) divide through binary fission, eukaryotes undergo a more complex process of cell division becaus... Read more
695 words, approx. 3 pages
Gene-Splicing The first wave of genetic revolution involved study of the structure of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecule. This new insight into the mysteries of heredity quickly led to another r... Read more
555 words, approx. 2 pages
Genetic Engineering Genetic engineering is the artificial altering of genes. This usually takes the form of the insertion of alien genes into the genome of a recipient organism. Genetic engineering is... Read more
555 words, approx. 2 pages
Genetic Engineering Genetic engineering is the artificial altering of genes. This usually takes the form of the insertion of alien genes into the genome of a recipient organism. Genetic engineering is... Read more
971 words, approx. 4 pages
Economics and Genetic Technology Transfer Technology transfer involves the discloser and exchange of information about a discovery or an invention. This discloser could be in the form of presentation ... Read more
642 words, approx. 3 pages
Enzymes, Genetic Manipulation Of The primary goal of genetic manipulation and design of enzymes is to create enzymes that possess some improved or novel activities and properties. These modifications ... Read more
632 words, approx. 3 pages
Gene Splicing The term gene splicing refers to molecular biochemical techniques used to attach different DNA molecules to one another. The resulting recombinant DNA can be used for many subsequent pur... Read more
463 words, approx. 2 pages
Genetic Engineering Technology Genetic engineering, or recombinant DNA technology, uses techniques of molecular biology to alter the genome of an organism. Typically, the alteration is the insertion o... Read more
593 words, approx. 2 pages
Genetically Modified Foods and Organisms While the term genetically modified organisms has arisen within the past decade, humans have for centuries been using microorganisms to make products like beer... Read more
2,317 words, approx. 8 pages
Genetic Engineering Genetic engineering is the altering of the genetic material of living cells in order to make them capable of producing new substances or performing new functions. When the genetic ... Read more
1,732 words, approx. 6 pages
Genetic Engineering Genetic engineering is the altering of the genetic material of living cells in order to make them capable of producing new substances or performing new functions, like getting a mi... Read more
1,329 words, approx. 5 pages
Genetic Regulation of Eukaryotic Cells Although prokaryotes (i.e., non-nucleated unicellular organisms) divide through binary fission, eukaryotes undergo a more complex process of cell division becaus... Read more
695 words, approx. 3 pages
Gene-Splicing The first wave of genetic revolution involved study of the structure of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecule. This new insight into the mysteries of heredity quickly led to another r... Read more
1,742 words, approx. 6 pages
Genetic Engineering Genetic engineering is the manipulation of the hereditary material of organisms at the molecular level. The hereditary material of most cells is found in the chromosomes, and it ... Read more
1,121 words, approx. 4 pages
Genetically Engineered Organism The modern science of genetics began in the mid-nineteenth century with the work of Gregor Mendel, but the nature of the gene itself was not understood until James Wa... Read more
2,044 words, approx. 7 pages
Genetics and Reproductive Technologies Modern genetics and technological aids to human reproduction, like other advances in science and technology, have created ethical problems heretofore unencounter... Read more
1,904 words, approx. 7 pages
Genetics and Reproductive Technologies [addendum] Philosophical scholarship on genetics and reproductive technologies typically follows the development of these scientific fields closely, providing cr... Read more
56,528 words, approx. 189 pages
In July 2000, Larry Bohlen, a senior official of the environmentalist group Friends of the Earth, went to his local supermarket in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he purchased chips, tacos, and “... Read more
42,130 words, approx. 141 pages
“Genetic engineering poses moral and social dilemmas every bit as daunting as the rewards are enticing. —bioethicist Stephen P. Stich Genetic engineering is the process of taking DNA from... Read more
54,699 words, approx. 183 pages
“It is hard to imagine what human life will be like even a hundred years from now, but I suspect that the reworking of our own biology will figure heavily in our future.” —Gregory St... Read more
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In the mid-1970s, the public of the Western world was astonished to learn that scientists had recently invented ways to move pieces of genetic material, the very blueprint of life, from one species to... Read more
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