- The definition of genetic engineering is deliberately altering or selecting the characteristics a person or animal will have by manipulating the DNA.
Choosing an egg with specific DNA and using that egg to have a baby is an example of genetic engineering.
- genetic engineer
- The practice or science of genetic modification.
- Genetic modification.
Made popular by Jack Williamson in his 1941 book Dragon's Island. First mentions of genetic engineering in print go back to 1910's.