recombinant DNA

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recombinant DNA

[‚rē¦käm·bə·nənt ¦dē¦en′ā]
(cell and molecular biology)
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that has been altered (caused to recombine) by rearrangement of its sequence, addition or deletion of DNA segments, or introduction of foreign DNA segments (for example, a gene from another organism introduced into an organism's genome).
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Professor Sir Martin Evans, of Cardiff University, gained the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine for his research into embryonic stem cells and DNA recombination in mammals.
However, researchers have failed to find evidence of this gene-shuffling phenomenon -- called somatic, or body-cell, DNA recombination -- in cells other than those of the immune system.
He has a PhD in pharmacology, with expertise in the areas of molecular biology, DNA recombination, gene and cell therapy, and protein purification.
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He was one of three winners recognised by the Nobel Assembly for "a series of ground-breaking discoveries concerning embryonic stem cells and DNA recombination in mammals".