With genetic engineering examples found in science fiction, it's easy to speculate future gene splicing effects on the world as we know it.
Today advanced gene splicing procedures allow scientists to identify and remove genes, clone them and then replant them; sometimes into the same organism from which they were removed and other times into a totally different organism.
While it may seem like something otherworldly, future gene splicing projects have the potential for real good such as treating illnesses.
Along with using gene splicing to help improve the quality of life for humans, agricultural applications show promise that could help end hunger as we know it today.
Through gene splicing it is possible to create plants that can survive freezing temperatures, plants that can resist pests all on their own, and plants with a longer maturation cycle.