gene-splicing


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Synonyms for gene-splicing

the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism

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The NSABB cited the gene-splicing precedent in its avian flu recommendation, saying, "We believe that this is another Asilomar-type moment for public health and infectious-disease research that urgently needs our attention.
Indeed, many more such varieties have been developed using a "conventional" method called mutation-breeding than with gene-splicing.
By using gene-splicing techniques to introduce the two genes that express these enzymes, the pathway is restored and the rice grains accumulate therapeutic amounts of beta-carotene.
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 Home Gene-Splicing Kit lets you take body parts (such as a nose, a mouth, eyes and a head of other humans and animals) to create your own mutant.
Musical masalah: The world has finally caught up with the musical gene-splicing experiments of Stereolab.
Researchers are using gene-splicing technology to try to grow a beefier tomato they hope will save the makers of ketchup, tomato paste and soup millions of dollars in processing costs.
Michels claims that Monterey - which will see IBM, SCO and Sequent gene-splicing their Unix offerings to offer one 64-bit and one 32-bit OS optimized for the Intel IA-64 architecture, will give the firms a 50% share of the Unix market.
Tiny San Francisco-based Genentech had the medical world bubbling over in '77 - one year after its founding - when its scientists for the first time combined gene-splicing technology with artificial gene synthesis, in effect creating little bacteria "factories" that could churn out exact copies of the desired altered hormone.
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").
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.
GMOs (or "genetically modified organisms") are organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology.