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genetically modified organism

n. Abbr. GMO
An organism whose genetic characteristics have been altered by the insertion of a modified gene or a gene from another organism using the techniques of genetic engineering.
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BIOQUAL (Pinksheets: BIOQ) has received notice from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that the NCI will not be exercising its option to renew the contract "Facility for Breeding, Housing, and Handling Genetically Manipulated and Chimeric Mice" for the sixth option year of six possible options, which would have extended the contract for the period from September 16, 2012, to September 15, 2013, and that any remaining work under the contract will be taken over by NCI.
Using genetically manipulated mouse models of altered TH metabolism, STARS aims to dissect the role of TH in muscle fibers and stem cells during the wasting processes.
It is the biotech industry's excuse to create a genetically manipulated baby.
The research not only demonstrates that mosquitoes can be genetically manipulated using the latest research techniques, but paves the way to understanding why the insect is so attracted to humans, and how to block that attraction.
All major GMO crops on the market today are genetically manipulated to "tolerate" the herbicide Roundup.
Even yeast has been genetically manipulated to react to molecules of interest to the security services.
Unlike the genetically manipulated, "wild rice" grown in paddies, this truly wild rice is an important American heirloom crop.
Indeed, mice that have been genetically manipulated to express high levels of GDNF in the testes produce huge clusters of spermatogonial stem cells.
In another example of a setback, Melissa Burmeister of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans had been using a genetically manipulated strain of mice to study the effects of an opiatelike brain chemical on heart and kidney functions.
That is, once you have set them off, robots are capable of producing new, more sophisticated robots; genetically manipulated plants can cross DNA with wild species; and nanotechnology could produce, say "tough, omnivorous bacteria that could spread like blowing pollen, replicate swiftly, and reduce the biosphere to dust in a matter of days.
Foods and crops are genetically manipulated to produce characteristics such as resistance to pests.
Meanwhile, the vast diversity of agroecosystems worldwide would increasingly be replaced by genetically manipulated variants of a relatively small number of genetically well-characterized varieties.

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