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transgenics

(trăns-jĕn′ĭks, trănz-)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
The study of or methodology used to create transgenic organisms.
Biotechnology (1) The production of useful molecules—e.g., proteins and pharmaceuticals from genetically engineered animals or plants
(2) The process of genetically engineering crops to protect them or consumers from disease
Informatics A portmanteau of phishing and farming. Phishing is a type of computer attack to obtain access credentials such as user names and passwords
Substance abuse A putative type of recreational drug use by teenagers in the US suburbs in which they borrow multiple prescription drugs from their home medicine cabinets, take them to parties and pool the pills in bowls for free consumption, based on the assumption that if enough of them have ‘borrowed’ enough of the right prescription drugs from the family medicine cabinets, some sort of desirable neuropharmacologic effect will ensue
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Whether you call them transgenic, genetically engineered or GMO crops, the fever-pitched debate about Monsanto misses the bigger picture by a long shot, according to Professor Paul Gepts of the University of California, Riverside.
The artificial spider silks produced in these transgenic silkworms have similar properties of strength and flexibility to native spider silk.
The survey entitled "Requirements to Sell, Manufacture or Commercialize Transgenics, Insecticides, Pesticides, Herbicides and Rodenticides" is available to view at www.
A study Manzur conducted on transgenics found that "Chile produces transgenic reverse-season seeds to supply the U.
Gressel explains carefully and in detail how to achieve these important goals, using transgenics and the intricate tools of molecular biology.
Plant genomic DNA for Southern analysis was extracted from the freshly collected leaves or freeze-dried leaves of PCR-positive transgenics and the respective nontransformed controls following a modified miniprep method (Dellaporta et al.
Using this procedure a large percentage of transgenics was produced (Perry et al.
The article, titled "Transgenic chickens as bioreactors for protein-based drugs," reports on significant advances to develop avian transgenics.
From the March 2004 KLIATT review of the book: "Eli, just graduating from high school, has been offered a job as a lab assistant at Wyatt Transgenics.
The debate on transgenics in supermarkets has yet to be resolved, and Howard indicates it could be drawing attention from an equally important issue: whether they are safe for the planet.
Eighteen-year-old Eli defies his father's wishes and takes a job at Wyatt Transgenics, where he discovers genetic experimentation is taking place using his dead mother's fertilized eggs--his siblings.
These tests may include the development of transgenic animals, such as BAC and YAC transgenics carrying chromosomal regions that contain large regulatory sequences.