Genetic-engineering meaning

The science of altering and cloning genes to produce a new trait in an organism or to make a biological substance, such as a protein or hormone. Genetic engineering mainly involves the creation of recombinant DNA, which is then inserted into the genetic material of a cell or virus.
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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.
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The practice or science of genetic modification.
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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.

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Scientific alteration of the structure of genetic material in a living organism. It involves the production and use of recombinant DNA and has been employed to create bacteria that synthesize insulin and other human proteins.
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Genetic modification.
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Scientific alteration of the structure of genetic material in a living organism. It involves the production and use of recombinant DNA and has been employed to create bacteria that synthesize insulin and other human proteins.
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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.

    From Wiktionary