In the future, plant genetic engineers
will be tackling almost every trait imaginable.
Unlike engineers who develop and construct electrical circuits or bridges, for example, genetic engineers
initially didn't craft plans, design models, and then build DNA structures to accomplish precise goals.
Many people judge that genetic engineers
have the best chance to defeat AIDS.
First through breeding, and now through genetic engineering, agribusiness has taken the few plant species settled on for our table and altered them beyond recognition, reaching into Nature's diverse genetic soup and marshalling the talents of genetic engineers
to pick out a few characteristics of little interest to anyone except Monsanto, John Deere and Cargill.
Females bear live young, and so far, genetic engineers
have worked with insect eggs.