What is Biotechnology?
The application of science and
engineering to the direct or indirect use of living organisms, or
parts or products of living organisms, in their natural or
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Genetic modification, sometimes
called genetic engineering, involves the modification of
characteristics of organisms by manipulating their genes (DNA)
with the specific intent of causing an alteration in protein
expression. A transgenic organism carries DNA originally derived from
an organism other than its parents in its genomic DNA. To
be passed on to the next generation this novel “transgenic” DNA
must be present in the organism's germ line cells (egg/sperm).
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