gene-splicing


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gene-splicing

n.
The process in which fragments of DNA from one or more different organisms are combined to form recombinant DNA and are made to function within the cells of a host organism.
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Forty years after the first gene-splicing experiments by biologists Paul Berg, Herbert Boyer, and Stanley Cohen, unregulated molecular biology experiments are common in high school science classes, and humanity is not yet afflicted with lab-made super-cancers.
Even though plant scientists are virtually unanimous that gene-splicing is an extension, or refinement, of earlier techniques and that it is far safer and more predictable than mutation breeding, only the former are subject to the kind of government approval that triggers the EIS obligation.
It was also hoped, by supporters of gene-splicing technology composing the Miami Group (a coalition of six major agricultural exporting countries), that a multilateral agreement would promote regulatory uniformity and predictability, so that the development of gene-spliced organisms could proceed.
The dastardly doc is gene-splicing two species to make new creatures to try to take over the world.
The therapeutic route now seems the more promising and is the focus of lively competition among several gene-splicing companies bearing such science-fictionesque names as Genentech, Chiron, Biocene, and MicroGenesys (pronounced "micro-genesis").
Over the past nine years Kornberg's group has painstakingly examined the switch elements using gene-splicing techniques.
First report of gene-splicing of coffee has now been made by the American Exchange listed company, Escagenetics Corporation of San Carlos, California.
Alpha interferon, a disease-fighter naturally present in the human body in small amounts, has been artificially produced in large quantities in recent years by gene-splicing techniques.
Stephen Hall, a freelance science writer, describes in this fine book how a few mistakes, a lot of fear, and plenty of capital produced America's gene-splicing industry.
There was also concern that gene-splicing experiments would have been conducted, creating the possibility that novel lethal agents could escape into the environment.
GMOs (or "genetically modified organisms") are organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology.
Aug 24-Sep 22 VIRGO YOU'VE never really thought of yourself as a dog person, but all the gene-splicing and painful surgery will prove you were wrong.