genetic engineering

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Synonyms for genetic engineering

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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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.
Many people judge that genetic engineers have the best chance to defeat AIDS.
Females bear live young, and so far, genetic engineers have worked with insect eggs.
Since genetic engineers mix genes from a wide array of species, other genetically engineered foods may cause similar health problems," Goldburg said.
Now, through advances in molecular biology, genetic engineers are gaining more precise control of tomato ripening and its effects on taste, texture, color, and shelf life.