genetic manipulation


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genetic manipulation

Modification of the genotype or the gene expression of an organism or a cell.
See also: manipulation
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We do know that genetic manipulations have produced mice and, in some cases, primates with enhanced traits crucial for athletic performance, including increased muscle function, prolonged endurance, and elevated blood production.
Without strong democracy and true transparency, this kind of discrimination can be used to justify human genetic manipulation, manifested in eugenics programs.
The creation of any cloned child with a changed genome would be in addition a Promethean grasp at the human germ line, but even cloning a person without genetic manipulation would convert kinship and childhood into just the sort of commodities those sixty cell lines have become.
Both of these science fiction stories suggest that genetic manipulation is 'unnatural,' and call for a return to a romanticised 'natural' motherhood.
And the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children said: "The selection of an embryo in this way brings us to the brink of genetic manipulation of offspring.
He personally believes they are genetic manipulation devices.
Through genetic manipulation, the team developed mice without OPN and compared them with wild mice after hanging both groups by their tails for two weeks, eliminating leg stress.
Australian environmental group GeneEthics has raised concerns about the regulation of the project, with its director Bob Phelps saying genetic manipulation of goats was not clearly covered under Australia's voluntary Genetic Manipulation Advisory Committee (GMAC).
Ultimately, definitive demonstration that any candidate virulence factor plays a role in pathogenesis is best accomplished by genetic manipulation.
Unlike cloning, which can only recreate from a single genetic template germline therapy's potential for genetic manipulation is limited only by human imagination and desire, while its impact potentially cuts across generations of humanity.
In his book, Re-Making Eden: How Cloning and Beyond Will Change the Human Family, Princeton cell biologist Lee Silver looks forward to a future in which the health, appearance, personality, cognitive ability, sensory capacity and life-span of children all become artifacts of genetic manipulation.
New biotechnology is just an extension, or refinement, of the kinds of genetic manipulation that plant and animal breeders have done for centuries," says Henry Miller of the Hoover Institution.