Genetic Engineering Definition

The branch of biology dealing with the splicing and recombining of specific genetic units from the DNA of living organisms as in order to produce new species or biochemicals.
Webster's New World
Genetic modification.

Origin of Genetic Engineering

  • Made popular by Jack Williamson in his 1941 book Dragon's Island. First mentions of genetic engineering in print go back to 1910's.

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