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Biogenetic Engineering


Genetic engineering is the manipulation of an organism’s genes using biotechnology. Crop plants, farm animals, and soil bacteria are some of the more prominent examples of organisms that have been subject to genetic engineering. Further, gene therapy holds a promising future for mankind, subject to a large degree of ethical reasoning and argument

Genetic engineering is accomplished in three basic steps. First, the isolation of DNA fragments from a donor organism, Second, the insertion of an isolated donor DNA fragment into a vector genome, Lastly the growth of a recombinant vector in an appropriate host.

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