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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The different sequences within a recombinant DNA molecule will frequently have come from entirely different organisms.
The objective of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the Director of the NIH on matters related to the conduct and oversight of research involving recombinant DNA, including the content and implementation of the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules and other NIH activities pertinent to recombinant DNA technology.

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