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gene splicing

[′jēn ‚splīs·iŋ]
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The National Organic Standards Board recommended to the USDA that it adopt definitions of "natural" and "organic" that excluded the products of gene splicing.
The committee advises the director of the NIH on issues related to gene splicing research and gene therapy.
Going forward at AVI, we plan on placing greater emphasis on NEUGENE applications for chemical control of alternative gene splicing to increase the value of our clinical pipeline," he added.
The techniques described by practitioners as gene splicing, genetic engineering, or recombinant DNA engineering use a variety of tools to identify single genes from one organism, isolate and remove them from the surrounding DNA, and then insert them into the DNA strands of other organisms.
During that time, a wide consensus has grown in the scientific community that because gene splicing is more precise and predictable than older techniques of genetic modification, such as crossbreeding or induced mutagenesis, it is at least as safe.
Indeed, this particular exhibition is a clever complement to 1992's "Post Human," in which curator Jeffrey Deitch put forth the tech-savvy notion that the rush of modern life and its body-changing arts (plastic surgery and gene splicing among them) are fast-forwarding us into "a bold realm of artificial evolution.
Using gene splicing, scientists can produce ICAM-1 in volume.
But given public concern about food purity and past squeamishness about gene splicing, must the biotechnology industry gear up for a major defense of genetically engineered tomatoes?
For instance, the gene splicing room requires three CM locks and both a card and PIN are required to enter while the computer room has only one lock accessed by an ID card.
The Non-GMO Project Product Verification process and seal assures consumers that a product is free of genetically modified organisms (GMO's), including plants or animals that have been grown or raised using gene splicing techniques of biotechnology.
Perhaps somewhat more controversial was the advocacy of "Utilization of recombinant DNA test tube gene splicing to create an army of winged monkeys to aid in this effort (hereafter to be referred to as 'tooth fairies').
Gene splicing has cut years off the usual seven-year period plant breeders need to create new crops with old-fashioned crosses.