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gene splicing

[′jēn ‚splīs·iŋ]
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Although the DNA changes made by gene splicing resemble those made by nature, GMOs are set aside for safety testing.
The FDA, USDA, and EPA, regulators of gene-splicing technology, all say yes, gene splicing does bring with it novel risks and have devised separate regulatory rules for gene-spliced vs.
Society as a whole would have been far better off if, instead of implementing regulation specific to the new biotechnology, governments had approached the products of gene splicing in the same way in which they regulate similar products--pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and new plant varieties--made with older, less precise, and less predictable techniques.
This led to the discovery of a process called gene splicing - which scientists believe speeds up the evolution of man.
For centuries, people believed that religion and science existed in conflict; however, with the advent of scientific advances like gene splicing and cloning, the boundaries between science and theology now overlaps.
The advanced course deals with the directed alteration of genetic material by intervention in genetic processes - gene splicing, for example, Crissman said.
On the other hand, the very practice of biotechnology -- including cloning, tissue culturing and gene splicing -- is likely to result in increasing genetic uniformity, a narrowing of the gene pool, and loss of the very genetic diversity that is so essential to guaranteeing the success of the biotech industry in the future.
With organ transplantation, modular parenthood, gene splicing, plastic surgery, and other modern medical miracles, our once-congruent concepts of "our bodies" and "ourselves" are becoming blurrier than ever.
Foulke says the FDA will require labeling of genetically engineered food products only if gene splicing adds a known allergen to an organism or changes the nutritional characteristics of a food - maybe not even then, however.
The question is: are genetically altered potatoes -- and other, so-called "novel foods" that are developed through gene splicing -- safe and healthy?
The experiments brought the concept of gene therapy to the attention of Congress where there had already been much discussion of possible dangers and benefits of gene splicing research.